My New Book and the Moda Blog Hop

Thank you everyone for your support and very nice comments. After much encouragement and the responses to my stories about whey we make quilts I was finally able to collect my stories behind 85 of my favorite quilt. Every quilt has a story and with the help of my dear friends Judy Friedman and Kayleen Hardy, I have finally put them on paper in my new book,
“Reason for Quilts”.

Writing a book feels kind of like having a baby and as I deliver this newest addition to my family and yours, I am letting go of my oldest baby girl. She is spreading her wings and leaving for college, a day I looked forward to with mixed feelings. We raise our children to be independent but it is difficult to let go! This summer we have been engaging in a lot of family activities to make those amazing memories that we will all cherish when the rush of the fall comes back and Delfina leaves for University.

Seems like only yesterday I was holding her hand and putting her on a ride at the County Fair.

Now she is off on a solo walk.

Our family loves the County Fair. Everyone in the family has a favorite food. We buy everyone’s favorite and then we pass it around and share! We are especially fond of Funnel Cakes, corn dogs, and an all time favorite; a huge order of French fries… and let’s not forget the ice cream – YUM!
Do you have a favorite? I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!!

For Spring Market this year all the Moda designers made a little project. While I was deciding what to make I was watching my favorite show, Project Runway. I can see myself being one of those crazy designers. I guess you could call that my guilty pleasure right now. Maybe there should be a show like that about quilt designers getting ready for market? An inside peek at how things get done, putting up and taking down the booth, pulling it all together for schoolhouse teaching and making a project. Wouldn’t that be fun? I reallyΒ like thisΒ crazy busy fun Market time.

My project was a handyΒ bag, it looks little but when you turn it inside out, it magically becomes a BIG one. Watch the video below for how useful it can be for fabric shopping trips!

In addition you can download the pattern for the bag on the Laundry Basket Quilts Website.

I find that my everyday life provides a huge amount of inspiration. Human connections are a big part of my inspiration. Nature, music, antiques, and history are all areas that I enjoy and can draw from. Inspiration is always around me and I try to pay attention and incorporate it into my work. I hope my fabrics and designs inspire you in your quilting.

I recently visited Montana to do some teaching. What a beautiful state! I would love to take my entire family back there sometime to visit. I would love to get in the car with the entire family and road trip, there is so much that I haven’t seen in our beautiful country! Definitely on my Bucket List. At one point we were driving through a field of yellow full of cows. I stopped to take a photo of the cows and since no one was around I “moo” at them, they looked at me and “moo” back! So adorable.

What things are on your bucket list? Share your bucket list and there just might be a bucket of goodies heading your way, including my new book, fabrics from my Indian Summer line, fabric pencils, a custom seam ripper, buttons, my favorite Aurifil thread and my calendar (Bucket not included). Leave me a comment telling me what’s on your bucket list and I will use Mr Random Number Generator to choose a winner. I will announce the winners on my October 1st post. Leave a comment on THIS POST anytime before midnight EST, September 30th to be eligible to win our amazing bucket! A special thanks goes out to Moda for helping me put the newest fabric from Indian Summer in this bucket!

All the Moda designers are talking about the County Fair and participating in the blog hop. Here is the schedule of blogs that are in the hop and a link to them on their day. Everyone is doing a giveaway of some sort so be sure and stop by all of them!

September 6 Sandy Gervais Pieces From My Heart

September 7 Anne Sutton Bunny Hill Designs

September 8 Barb and Mary Me and My Sister

September 9 Camille Roskelley Thimbleblossoms

September 10 Edyta Sitar Laundry Basket Quilts

September 11 Jen Williamson Basic Grey

September 12 Polly and Laurie Minnick & Simpson

September 13 Sandy Klop American Jane

September 14 Liesl Gibson Oliver + S

September 15 Joanna Figueroa Fig Tree Quilts

September 16 Lynne Hagmeier Kansas Troubles

September 17 Alma & Barb Blackbird Designs

September 18 Aneela Hoey

September 19 Barbara Brackman Sunflower Pattern Co-Op

September 20 Bonnie Olvason Cotton Way

September 21 Branding Inc Suzie Cabbages and Roses

September 22 Deb Strain

September 23 Jan & LindaBrannock & Patek

September 24 Lauren & Jessi Jung

September 25 Stephanie Carter Lily Ashbury Designs

September 26 Julie Comstock Cosmo Cricket

September 27 Kate Spain Kate Spain Designs

September 28 Karla Eisenach Sweetwater

September 29 Kaari Meng French General

September 30 Lisa Bongean Primitive Gathering

October 1 Kathy SchmitzKathy Schmitz Studios

October 2 Liz Scott Paper Pie

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1,203 Responses to My New Book and the Moda Blog Hop

  1. Robin Nuhn says:

    You are such a doll! I love your fabric and adore your quilts… I find quilts are an extension of the person making/designing them. Yours show what a a truely wonderful, funny and gifted gal you are. YOU SEW GIRL. Thank you for sharing all your inspiration and talent.

  2. joyce says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to Ireland!
    Joyce in MI

  3. Vickie Alexander says:

    Love the post and would love to win the bucket – so pick me

  4. Melisa says:

    Brilliant! I love the bag!
    My bucket list runneth over. I would love to start my own business.
    I am excited to check out your new book. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Whitney M says:

    I have a huge bucket list! I would love to go to Ireland & Australia with my husband, visit all the major league baseball fields, go watch Notre Dame play a homecoming game, and take a quilting shop trip around the Midwest! I could go on for days! Thanks for a chance to win!

  6. Leslie says:

    My ‘wee’ Katie is off to University this month too! How did those years fly by so quickly?? One of my many bucket list items is to return to Cannon Beach in Oregon – love the wildness of that shoreline. Wrapped up in a blanket, sun on my face, toes in the sand and feeling very peaceful – heaven!!
    Love your ‘big bucket’ of quilting heaven!

  7. Pamella says:

    My dad recently got me hooked on cruises so my bucket list goes something like cruise the Panama Canal, cruise back to Alaska, cruise to Hawaii and at some point and time I want to go to Disney World.

  8. Britta says:

    Hello Edyta,
    a realy new thing on my bucket list is of course your book,and as always lots of fabrics-I’d like to see your new line ‘in real’ it has to be fantastic!
    greetings from germany
    Britta

  9. Marlene R. Leonardo says:

    I would love to be enter into your give-away….I’m a newbie to quilting and this blog hop is very exciting to me.
    My bucket list includes: seeing the fall leaves on the east coast (I live in CA), visiting far away continents (Europe, Australia, Africa…), going to every National Park in the U.S., learning more computer technology. Those are some of the things I have on my bucket list.

  10. Gina says:

    I’m having fun with the Moda County Fair Blog Hop. Thanks for putting it together and giving me a chance to win!

  11. Melody says:

    Right at the top of my bucket list is to see the Northern Light. I’m in Australia, so I will have to journey a long way – but I’m sure it will be worth it. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway prize.

  12. Sarina says:

    I would love to take my little girl to Europe to see all (okay, maybe only a few of) the countries and places that she is fascinated by. What a fun bucket of stuff you’re giving away! Thanks for the chance to win! Aurifil thread is my favorite.

  13. Nelle Frostad says:

    Hi Edyta–My bucket list is pretty short right now. My husband has leukemia, and he is receiving chemotherapy. He is halfway through the treatments and things are looking pretty good. The very first thing on my bucket list is to help him through this very difficult time, with a smile on my face and strength in my step. I believe that every tragedy has a “silver lining”. The “silver lining” for this one is that he and I have become closer than ever, and we are planning for the future. When his chemotherapy is completed and when he has regained his strength, an item on OUR bucket list is to go on a cruise. We haven’t yet picked the destination–it almost doesn’t matter, just as long as we get to go together! Another item on our bucket list is to make our very own wedding quilt (yes, he quilts, too!). We have been married only 4 years, but we are still newlyweds and we deserve a wedding quilt.
    I appreciate the gift of the pattern for the bag–I will, when I have more time, make at least one for myself, and maybe one for my mom. And I really hope I win the prize! This blog hop is so fun and just what I needed right now.
    So, thank you again for your wonderful blog, the pattern and the chance to win a very nice prize!
    Nelle F.

    • Nelle Frostad says:

      Just in case you don’t have my email address, it is: nellebelles@gmail.com
      I don’t want to miss out due to “technicalities” should I be one of the lucky winners! Thank you again for the chance to win!

    • Tammy says:

      Love and prayers to you and your hubby. Quilting together that is so wonderful…doing what you love with the one you love. When you guys finish your wedding quilt(I would love to see it) maybe send a picture to Edyta so we can all see it on her blog. Love, happiness and prayers for me…Tammy :0)

  14. Michelle says:

    Thank you for sharing your photos with us. My big son has just gone into the Sixth form at high school and my other son has started in Reception class so I know can see him go through school all over again. You are right it only seems like yesterday when they are little and then they are grown. In my bucket list I would always have fabric and buttons! I love buttons. They always enhance any project. Take care x

  15. Kathy Thomas says:

    Thank you for sharing the pattern. It looks beautiful! On my bucket list would be a trip to Paris with my family to see the Louve. Nice to dream. Thanks again!

  16. Peony says:

    Love the Indian summer. Love your designs and fabrics too! Not sure what’s on my bucket list– I’ve done pretty much what I’ve wanted to do, but if I had to dream–I’d probably want to take a trip to Europe and in France – go to the Louvre. I’d love to see all the original paintings of Monet. Then I’d have to have some of the best pastries I could get in the bakeries!! thanks so much!

  17. Lolita D says:

    What an adorable ‘little’ bag. I love it!! Thank you so much!

  18. I have admired your quilts and fabric lines for many years. I am especially drawn to your batiks since I am a batikaholic. On my bucket list is a trip to Bali where my favorite fabrics are produced.

  19. Martine says:

    On my bucket list is a trip for weeks in the US and Canada , maybe soma day Australia too and meet great quilters.
    I love your blog and the small big bag pattern is great.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  20. Christelle Taquet says:

    Hum well my bucket list : Except a long list of quilt that I want to do and offer, I wish to go back tu the US for an other road trip with my family (as you said a lot of things to see), finish the remodeling in my house (why is there always something to do?), prepare the kids B’days, find/prepare surprises.
    Have a good week-end.

  21. Jeanneke says:

    Hi Edyta,
    there are so many things on my bucket list, most are uninteresting to tell and have to do with housekeeping… The most important one is to design many more small quilts for on my wall.
    Love your designs and fabrics!

    Jeanneke

  22. Elaine says:

    I am enjoying this blog hop, what a great idea and thanks for all the giveaways.
    One think on my bucket list is to take a cruise around Antarctica, although lots of very warm cloths would be needed πŸ˜‰

  23. Jeanette says:

    Visiting Canada & going to where the Amish are is on my bucket list.

  24. Cindy K. says:

    My bucket list is as follows: using up most of my stash to make some quilts for giving away to charity, riding a horse, taking a vacation with only me and my dogs, and traveling to Hawaii! Sounds doable and not too exciting, but I’m pretty happy with my life right now!

  25. miran says:

    This new book looks so good!!! And you’re pictures bring me back to the States..,
    oh how I miss my American live….

  26. ulla says:

    A big smile.Just a perfect bag fΓΆr ….yes for an hour in a quiltshop.
    Thank you so much
    Ulla

  27. Ellen says:

    My bucket list includes the following
    – learn to machine quilt
    – finish off all my UFO’s
    – visit your beautiful country again
    – go up in a hot air balloon
    any many more

  28. Joan says:

    Funny you should mention bucket list. When I saw the cover of your new book, the first thing I thought of was that I have had the pattern and templates for the quilt on the cover for over a year and making that quilt is still on my bucket list.

  29. Vikki herrett says:

    My bucket list consits of two things right now guess cos im young its only small but right now 1, to own my own home (which im saving for) 2, to become a better person and strive for a greater me in everything i am , i do and i feel. Love your blog ease enter me in your comp
    Vikki xxx

  30. Christine B. says:

    Hi Edyta! I really enjoyed reading your blog today. High on my bucket list is visiting Montana with my own family. I would love to take my two girls horse-riding there! I would also love to visit the USA to see some of the friends I have there… maybe next year! Thank you for the opportunity to win your ‘bucket of goodies’!

  31. Glenys says:

    Opps left my comment in the wrong post. So I repeat myself. My bucket list is mostly craft books and yarn.

  32. hi Edyta,
    traveling is on my bucket list, especially to “quilter’s heaven” aka the States πŸ™‚
    Actually my dream is coming true in January: I’ll travel to California and one of the highlights of this trip is – tada – Road2California !!!!! Here I come
    Thank you for your generous giveaway, I hope I’m the lucky winner
    greetings from Germany Brigitte
    ( we met in Rosemont 2oo8 )

  33. Glenys says:

    Opps left my comment in the wrongpost. So I repeat myself. My bucket list is mostly craft books and yarn.

  34. Rocio says:

    Hello!! I love ypur work and I love your sense of humor; on my list of desires is going to Argentina, but long enough to know most of what they teach you in tourist travel.. Besiiiiitos.

  35. Jeannette says:

    I love a bucket list and have been checking off on mine! But one really big one to me is to visit Italy! Something about it seems so romantic and lots of good food πŸ˜‰ Love the market bag…off to get the pattern thanks!

  36. Sandy Kipphut says:

    Love your blog! Right now my bucket list consists of a log home in Arkansas full of quilts I’ve made!

  37. Mand says:

    On my bucket list is to caravan around Australia when I retire, to appreciate and see my own Country. By the way those cows are adorable. Thanks for the Giveaway!

  38. Cheryl Forward says:

    Bucket list??? Um where do I start, firstly a white Christmas, which is funny as I absolutely hate to the cold my kids laugh at this. I whinge and moan all winter. I LOVE the sun. Next, well win lotto haha, well the bucket probably isn’ t big enough. Thanks for the chance to win. Cheryl

  39. Fiona says:

    I love your quilts, there is a detail to them that makes me want to make them. Not sure what that details is but keep it up. At the top of my Bucket List was to have a White Xmas, I live in Australia, never cold at Chrissie time, with my kids. We have done that. Next on my list is to do it again with the kids and maybe again when they have kids.

  40. Bronwyn says:

    Well my bucket list is full to over flowing. The main items are to do more travelling and see more of my own country, then spend lots of time finishing all those sewing projects.

  41. Barbara says:

    Love your new book! I’ll share just one of the many things on my bucket list and that is to go to France this next year and see my son and little grandson! Reading the county fair adventures from site to site has been so much fun. I grew up from in a family of 4H’ers so bringing back those memories has so enjoyable.

  42. Gwen says:

    My bucket list would include, making quilts for all ten of my great nieces and nephews, Organizing all my fabric, finishing all my ufos, taking a road trip with
    quilting friends, and teaching my granddaughter to quilt. Will be looking forward
    to reading your book, congratulations on its completion.

  43. Donna says:

    My bucket list is fairly small right now – I would like to take a cruise to Alaska but not fly there. I want to start the cruise here in FL, go through the Panama Canal and then up the coast to Alaska and then home again.
    Thank you for this great give away – love your new tote! πŸ™‚

  44. Veronica says:

    On my bucket list is spending the night in a castle!

  45. Krystena says:

    Ooooooh, just discovered your blog and I love it!!

  46. Mary G says:

    Don’t really have a bucket list but maybe I should start one! Mostly it would be places I want to visit as I love to travel. Next big trip will be Paris with sisters to celebrate a big milestone birthday next year!!
    Love the cow pictures.

  47. Lee says:

    I adore your project and thank you very much for it! I am for sure going to make my sister one of these – she would love to take it to her local flea market in FL that she loves.
    My bucket list – I did one last year – a hot air balloon ride! so fun and exciting! Now its to hike and explore Alaska! thanks again!

  48. Vickie says:

    Let’s see one thing on my bucket list is to go for a ride in a hot air balloon! I am learning to quilt so I would love to at least make one complete quilt! I haven’t given my bucket list much thought I guess because I really can’t think of anything else right now!
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win a great prize!

  49. Sue says:

    The bucket list includes taking an Edyta Sitar class- it would be great! You should publish your upcoming visits to stores/guilds on your website, then I could sign up for a class if you were ever nearby! Also…London and Paris visits are on the list.

  50. My bucket list goes something like this: First I would like to take my daughter, son, daughter-in-law, and husband to Disney. Second, I would like to go to Market with my best friend. Finally, I would like to go to Hawaii with my husband. Ah! all those sound so relaxing in their own special way. BUT your bucket could bring me hours of joy too. Thanks for sharing!

  51. grace thorne says:

    on my bucket list? visit the rock and roll hall of fame….oh and finish all my quilt projects….LOL

  52. Teri says:

    Love your picture from Montana. Thanks for the bag pattern. I enjoy looking at your work.

  53. Harriett Ely says:

    I have a long bucket list but one of the things on that list is to attend the big show in Houston one of these years.

  54. Diane R. says:

    My bucket list is all about travel. I’ve been to Europe, but I would love to return now that I’m a quilter. That has opened a whole new perspective, so I dream of returning to Paris with a new eye! Thanks you for all you do for us quilters — I love your patterns — they are so beautiful!

  55. Dorian says:

    Congrats on your book! It looks great. As does your fabric. I’m a homeschooler, and I, too, would love to pack up the van with everyone and go on a tour of Country, visiting all the Historical sites along the way.

  56. Judy D says:

    Loved the video of the little/big tote – so cute! Please enter me in your giveaway and thanks for the opportunity.

    • Judy D says:

      Oops! Forgot my bucket list! My grandson (11 yo) and I are planning on going on a zipline canopy tour next year. We are both so excited!

  57. SoozeM says:

    Oooh I love your bag pattern, thankyou so much for sharing it with us! On my bucket list is to win a ribbon for a quilt (in any show, doesn’t have to be a big one LOL!).

  58. Bernie says:

    Great bag…How clever! Love all your designs and photos.

  59. Melissa says:

    Clever bag! Bucket list item? That’s tough, but I’d love to visit Greece! And become a jogger. Too bad I can’t just snap my fingers for either!

  60. Kathi Schaffer says:

    My bucket list has to include a trip to the UK- want to see gardens in England, the Highlands in Scotland and the gorgeous countryside in Ireland.

  61. Debbie says:

    On my bucket list . . . to go to Vermont in the fall. I would love to see the autumn colors there. Also in my bucket is to go to Denmark to see where my grandfather grew up before coming to the US. Love your fabrics and your ability to combine them. Your quilts are truly beautiful.

  62. Lesley says:

    I love your work and have just purchased your previous book, Friendship Strips and Scraps! The Farmhouse Quilt on the cover just drew me in and I hope to start it soon! Your new book looks like it will be amazing as well! My bucket list is really all about family..family visits…family travel…family hugs…family quilts! And today, I will go to my sewing corner and make quilts for my family!

  63. Dorothy says:

    Thanks for the pattern! and I love your new book!

    Dorothy

  64. Tania says:

    What a gorgeous looking book, I can see that sitting on my coffee table already! As for my bucket list…….I’d like to learn to sing. Alas, I was not blessed with a singing voice, but what a wonderful skill to have and be able to express yourself in song.

    Thanks Edyta!

  65. Jane says:

    I’ll narrow the bucket list down to just quilting. I want to learn applique and make a beautiful applique quilt.

    That bag is really something! Congrats on the book & thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Stacey says:

    watching my kids get married, travel with my family, and also travel alone with my wonderful husband. so many things i would love to do, or shall i say accomplish. Thanks, your book looks awesome, and you have a generous prize, thanks!!

  67. Janet Houge says:

    I love your quilts. Bucket list; never thought too much about it. I’m an “older” grandma I would like to be there when the grandkids graduate.

  68. Melanie says:

    Can’t wait to get a copy of your new book. Every quilt I make has special meaning. Dorky bucket list item just checked off for me — the Mackinac Bridge walk!!!, New England in the Fall, A Buggy Barn Quilt Show, teaching my Grandkids to roller skate( I guess I would have to get some grand kids first!!!). Throw my name in the Bucket— I love to win….

  69. Suzanne T. says:

    I just love your style and colors that you use in your quilts. Each time I look at any of them I feel like my heart sings!

    Hmmm, bucket list? So many things I still need to do, but I guess the #1 thing on my list is to volunteer my time on the Mercy Ship off the coast of Africa.

  70. Laura says:

    Your designs are a breath of fresh air! Congrats on your newest book!

  71. Carolyn says:

    your new book and fabric line surpass the smells and tastes of the country fair! On my bucket list is to learn to ride a horse and jump the rails and stonewalls of the wonderful rolling hills of western mass. our daughter is an accomplished horsewoman and I would like to be riding along side her.

  72. Katie Paxton says:

    What a great give away.
    I think my bucket list is rather small.
    I would love to see Ireland before I kick the bucket.
    I also have lot of quilt and hooked rugs I would like to make.
    Congratulations on your book.

  73. Karen says:

    What a great idea for a shopping bag. Congrats on your new book. I would love to be able to sew all day long everyday.

  74. Sheila S says:

    Edyta,
    I cannot believe that your daughter is going off to college! It seems like just yesterday when she was a little girl helping to man your booth at local quilt shows. Now that you are famous, I miss seeing you at all the shows but I am so happy for your success! You always were a nice person who had wonderful tips and techniques to share and worked so hard.
    What’s on my bucket list? Well I went to a beautiful outdoor wedding up North this summer and people were Zip lineing in the background and I thought “wouldn’t that be fun!” On the other hand, I AM SCARED of heights! So maybe not!
    Your give-a-way looks wonderful-I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  75. Heather says:

    Your book looks super. One thing on my bucket list is to travel to Australia seeing the country and quilts shops as I traveled around. The more I learn about the country, its history and people the more I would love to go there.

  76. Susan says:

    Thanks for the really neat bag pattern! That will be lots of fun to make. On my bucket list is to learn to free-motion quilt! As a homeschooler with 5 boys, time seems to be at a premium right now. I am enjoying the time with them and know that all too soon, they’ll be grown and I’ll have all kinds of time on my hands!

  77. Kathleen Shortell says:

    As an English teacher (retired) I loved that you are creating memories and sharing the stories behind the quilts. I can’t wait to read it and I want you to know that your books really inspire me to think outside the usual parameters of my stash…. more reason to make your bag and buy more fabric! Your batik line is “delicious” to look at and dream about. Thank you.

  78. Nancy says:

    I am a full-time RVer, so I am enjoying some of the things on my bucket list now. My only regret is there is never enough room for all the fabric I would like to have. But of course there is always room for one more bucket full πŸ™‚

  79. Congratulations on your new book! I know how hard it is to be happy and sad at the same time sending your first off to college…wait!…next comes other firsts for everyone. My oldest was married this past weekend and it was very emotional.
    Love your Country Fair project and your video snippet…adorably funny!
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Colleen

  80. Congratulations on your book & the fabric!
    I’d love to visit the country too πŸ˜€

  81. Mary says:

    This book sounds like a winner. I’m currently working through Hop to It and am becoming an applique addict.

  82. Hildy says:

    Thanks for your tote pattern and for the giveaways! To do it is definitly on my bucket list. What else is on it? To go to a quilt market and meet all moda designers;-)
    Greetings from germany
    Hildy

  83. Judy C in NC says:

    My bucket list adventure will be to go down the Mississippi on a Paddle Boat, and would love to take the cruise that goes to Paducah at show time. Love your post and thank you for the wonderful giveaways. Great opportunity. Judy C in NC

  84. Judy Starkey says:

    Congrats on your lovely book, looking forward to reading it. There are a lot of emotions letting our children go, but so much fun seeing them grow into adults. I would love to tour the New England region of the US. There is so much to see.
    Thanks for your great give away, hope I win!
    Judy

  85. Debbie T says:

    Would love to have your bucket of goodies! But what’s on my bucket list is to take a road trip to Alaska someday.

  86. Lorri says:

    Bucket list… hummm…sat and thought about this for a long time, and still cant figure out if it means unacheaveable dreams or real life wishes. So I will just go with real wishes like, seeing my kids and grandkids more. Making them each a quilt of there own. And maybe see more of this great land we live in. There is so much American history out there, in small town and country sides.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  87. kay devaney says:

    Your quilts are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. One item on my bucket list travel all the eastern coast states. You are inspiring! Congrats on your book. Your book is a must have at my house.

  88. lauraluvsloons says:

    I love your quilt designs and making one of your designs is definitely on my quilt bucket list. On my other bucket list is to travel more I would love to take the trans canada train to visit my brother in Seattle (we live in NH) and see Vancouver too.

  89. WyseWoman says:

    On my bucket list is a sojourn on the American Orient Express, a train trip on a Victorian-era steam train along the lower portion of the U.S. It sounds so romantic and luxurious! Congratulations on your book, and how bittersweet your emotions right now. Thank you for the project and the chance to win all those lovely items!

  90. jessica says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful bag pattern!

    Something from my Bucket List: I would love to design a line of fabric from my photography!

    Thank you for this fun Country Fair Blog Hop.

  91. Nancy in WNY says:

    What a wonderful purse design and a clever presentation. Good work Edyta. Congrats on your new book. PS I am a winter friend of Carol’s.

  92. kim says:

    I can’t wait to see your new book! congratulations! Our family’s bucket list has been to visit every National Park in the USA. So far we have visited 22 of them! Each one is amazing and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to see them! I am currently designing a “national park” quilt for my husband to tell a story about each park we have visited.

  93. Sue Huettl says:

    Congratulations on the new book, I will look for it in my LQS. I have your other books and enjoy the projects in them. One thing on my bucket list is to attend the quilt show in Houston. Hopefully once I retire I will have the time to go.
    Thanks for all your wonderful designs.

  94. Pam says:

    Your new book looks wonderful!! Yellowstone is on my bucket list. I’ve seen the pictures now I want to visit in person. I’m going to visit the cost of Maine in a few weeks & that will fulfill another item on the list. America is beautiful!!!

  95. Kate says:

    On my bucket list? Definitely seeing more of this great country- almost went a cross country road trip this past spring- I was so disappointed when it fell thru!
    Your book looks wonderful- congratulations!
    And thank you for the chance to win the bucket of great goodies!

  96. Liz says:

    I love the bag. I will have to make one them. I have many things left on my bucket list, of course there are some quilt patterns I hope to complete, but most of all I hope I get to see Alaska and Maine someday. Thanks for the chance to win to some wonderful quilting items.

  97. Jennifer says:

    I would love to make a Cathedral Window quilt before I kick the bucket.

  98. susan says:

    On my bucket list is going to Paducah and Houston to experience quilting there. Thank you for the chance to win.

  99. kathy h says:

    Congratulations on your new book. Some things on my bucket list are visiting Alaska and Hawaii.

  100. Erin H. says:

    Your quits are just beautiful! I took my oldest to university two weeks ago. The house seems emptier. Good luck with your transistion, it’s hard but wonderful to see them spread their wings. Bucket list…I would love to do more traveling, Europe and P.E.I are at the top.

  101. rebecca says:

    On my bucket list is taking a class from you!! Going to cross it off the list in November!

  102. Deborah Kuchta says:

    On my bucket list is to have enough time to make all of your patterns into quilts! Love them all!

  103. Lynn S says:

    On my bucket list: to go to England and take a handquilting class on creating durham and welsh quilts. I will need to look for your book! Every quilt does have a story!

  104. Chesney says:

    Several things on my bucket list… 1. make a quilt for each holiday for my bed, 2. visit all 50 states with state specific food/crafts in mind, & 3. learn how to sew tailored garments πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your book!

  105. Linda C. says:

    Love the new book…congratulations. I would love to travel to Alaska and Hawaii, two states I haven’t been to.

  106. Sandy says:

    I love your fabrics and quilts, you are an amazing designer.

  107. Wenda says:

    I would love to see all 50 states and experience the uniqueness of each one.

  108. Angela says:

    Congratulations on your book!! Taking my family on a trip to Hawaii is on my bucket list. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  109. Wenda says:

    I would love to visit all 50 states and experience the uniquenss of each one.

  110. Cindy B says:

    I love your fabrics and your new book looks like a must have. One of the things on my bucket list is to take my granddaughters on a road trip to colorado. Thank you so much for everything you do.

  111. Mtneedle says:

    Congratulations on the new book. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. What’s on my bucket list? Going to Hawaii and Australia!

    Keep up the beautiful work!!!
    Thank you!

  112. SewLindaAnn says:

    I can empathize on your child growing up. My son just started college and I miss the easy younger days in playgrounds! Congrats on your book and for admitting you moo at cows when no one is looking, I think secretly we all do. On top of my bucket list is seeing the Northern Lights in Alaska.

  113. Aster Cody says:

    On of the things on my bucket list was to have a quilt of mine hanging in a quilt shop. This past year I was lucky enough to have three hanging in my local shop. One of the other things would be to go to quilt market.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  114. Karen M says:

    Going to Quilt Market someday is on my bucket list. And when I go I would have to make a “purse that becomes a bag”!

  115. Jennifer says:

    Edyta, I so enjoyed the class you taught last year inClawson, MI with the GreatLakes quilt guild on Friendship triangles. It’s on my bucket list to make more quilts like this. As far as travel is concerned, I’d love to go to Alaska and across the Canadian Rockies by train. I’m looking forward to reading your new book.

  116. KRIS SAGE says:

    I love your purse, the video was so cute and true!
    My bucket list includes hitting the road with te hubby and the dog and visiting all the US has to offer in history and beauty and some quilt shops alongthe way.
    Thanks for your project, looking forward to your book.

  117. Karen says:

    A wonderful new book and the bag is fabulous, perfect for Shop Hops. Just love the cow photo!

  118. Gail says:

    I would think too that setting up for market would be exciting, am glad there’s so many of you great designers out there that get all the fun stuff ready for us!! My bucket list includes finishing all the projects I have started and a trip to Alaska! Thanks for the shop hop, I’m really enjoying it! Good Luck to your daughter, that’s the hardest part of being a Mom is sending your kids off!

  119. Kim Dow says:

    You’re quilts are amazing and I loved your Quilt Market video! I’m off to take a machine quilting class right now! Fun!

  120. Robyn Brown says:

    I don’t know what’s on my bucket list. I’ve never really thought about it. I guess all I can think of off the top of my head is that I’d like to go to some really tropical resort type place like maybe Hawaii or the Carribean. And I’d like to go to Australia and Europe. So I guess travel would be at the top of my list.

  121. Diane says:

    Love your quilts and designs! I would love to see New England in the Fall and visit wineries in the Napa Valley.

  122. Linda ~ Madamquiltsalot says:

    Your quilts and quilting are to die for, you are so talented.
    On my bucket list first is to become a better quilter, so that one will maybe never be done. But other then that I’d love to visit Quilt market, spring or summer I’m not fussy, I just love to see all the beautiful quilts in one place and meet all the people that made them. Thanks for a chance to win.

  123. Sarah N says:

    Going to Maine and Alaska are definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for the great giveaway! And congrats on your new book!

  124. Lissa says:

    Travel is at the top of my bucket list too. I was lucky enough to visit Europe twice and would love to go back. I would also love to see more of the US particularly the East Coast. I am loving this blog hop!

  125. betsy says:

    I would love to not have to work and tend to my garden all day. I want to leave behind many heirloom flowers for my family. Thank you for the chance to win.

  126. Rita Hester says:

    I would like to visit Montana as well, Switzerland with Bernina’s factory, and make the beautiful Hop To It! quilt. Thank you for the chance for a giveaway.

  127. Teresa Ramirez-Higashi says:

    At 58 I’m new to quilting but not new to the love of being creative and using textiles as my medium. I too love Project Runway and love that my son, now grown and children of his own has memories of the sound of my sewing machine late into the night finishing up something I was making for us to wear to ______ fill in the blank. Now my granddaughter Lindsey at age 12 is very creative and loves our sewing lessons. I’m so excited to show her the world of quilting. I would love to go to Houston next year and take Lindsey along! Love your site and I will return often.
    Teresa

  128. Cecilia says:

    Traveling is the largest part of my bucket list. I want to go explore New England, Italy and attend a major quilt show. I am on my way back from visiting Paducah and the quilt museum there, so that has been checked off my list. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the bag pattern, I love it.

  129. Ruby Bundy says:

    What a great blog you have-my first time to read it! I know the college-leaving feeling. I wanted so much for my two daughters but could hardly function for awhile after we left them at college. All went well and I pray the same for your daughter. I had to keep really busy that fall & winter and that helped. I know you will be busy!! My husband wants really bad to go to Alaska so I do share his bucket list item. He has a lot more things on his list!! I guess if I pick one thing it would be to build a large family room which would be just for our 8 grandchildren when they visit. Our house is too small for all of them to run around and enjoy being together. It is doable so maybe we can work on that! Keep designing these wonderful fabrics & patterns for us to enjoy. Appreciate all your hard work! Thanks and I love your Grandma story.

  130. Debra says:

    Oh I love your bag. I can imagine that conversation happening with my husband too.

    On my bucket list is to travel around Australia. I am an Aussie and have lived in Queensland my whole life. I have been fortunate to see most of my home state but would love to see the rest of the amazing country I live in.

  131. Marge says:

    Cute project! And I need your book. It looks wonderful! My bucket list is basically made up of travel. I would love to visit the lands my ancestors came from, Norway and Germany. And I would love to visit Iceland. But most of all I would love to live in Alaska for one year to experience all of their seasons. Love that state! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  132. Connie F says:

    Having a beach house in SC and visiting Jackson Hole again.
    I love your “Handy Bag”!
    Thanks!

  133. Pat DeHaan says:

    Edyta, your new book looks wonderful! As for my bucket list one thing on it is to visit all 50 states. We only have about ten left so I think it is time to put something else on the list!

  134. Leslie says:

    My bucket list includes a trip to the Sisters quilt show in Oregon. We live on the other side of the country so it would be quite a trip, but I’m hoping I do get to see it one day.
    Your market booth looks amazing!

  135. Judith says:

    Your new book looks awesome! My bucket list includes Aurifil threads…they don’t sell any locally for me. Anxious to try your new bag…it is beautiful!

  136. Jessica C says:

    Bucket list? Paris, scuba diving, sell my quilt patterns, graduate school. I’m sure there’s more. It’s too early to pull it from my brain, though.

  137. Celine says:

    Your new book look lovely. And your bucket seems full of wonderful goodies. On my bucket list would be a trip to Houston and Tokyo festival of quilts. And of course some lovely Japanese fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway

  138. Karin M says:

    I have been working on my bucket list. Hawaii is the next item I want to cross off.

  139. Shelia says:

    The date being close to 911, on my bucket list would be to visit the memorial in Shanksville, PA where Flight 93 went down. I feel that these people were really and truly heroes. God bless America!

  140. Pam says:

    Love your bag, and the funny video! On my bucket list, so many things, but one is going to Houston before I get too old, and I just sent off my check for a tour bus yesterday. I’m going! See you there.

  141. Kathy Savage says:

    My bucket list includes FINALLY getting to the top of Mt. Washington (long story…train broke…we went down backwards)…seeing the Grand Canyon, going to Iceland and buying yarn from there, and some othre things, too! Your prize would be woderful to win. Thank you! (p.s. I love the watering can above the bucket!)

  142. Tammy R says:

    My youngest son started college in our town this fall so that he could live at home (much cheaper). Well two of his dearest friends chose a college about four hours away and my son decided this week to transfer at the end of the semester! I am heartbroken but it’s his life, not mine.
    One thing on my bucket list is to become a published writer and to live in the secluded hills of Arkansas, yep Arkansas. Thanks for the giveaway!

  143. Carolyn Crandall says:

    On my bucket list…hmmmmm…let’s see. A trip to New York City with my sisters would do it!! We’d have way too much fun. Thanks for sharing your bucket list and I’d sure love to win that bucket!!

  144. Patti J. says:

    Looking forward to seeing your new book. My bucket list includes Hawaii, one of the quilt markets, Alaska, a quilting cruise would be fun and I think Germany. I understand they have a Christmas market (so to speak) where you shop outside in the cold and they have all kinds of food and “beverages” to drink to stay warm as you shop.

  145. Kathryn P. says:

    I enjoy hearing your stories about family. I would love to pack up a RV and tour the United States with my family. We did a family trip to Chicago for the first time and had so much fun seeing “city life.” We were amazed at the hugeness of the museums and what we learned there. I would love to experience more new things like that with my family.

  146. Csthy says:

    Getting to Quilt Festival in Houston is definitely near the top of my list. I love to travel and would like to go to Italy and the south of France as well.

    Your video with the purse/tote was great!

  147. Beverly says:

    Although I haven’t thought much about a bucket list, maybe it is time to make one. My husband and I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, on a cruise (maybe – I don’t want to get sea sick), and take a 3-week trip out west. At the top of my list, though, is to make lots of quilts!

  148. Mickey says:

    Two things on my bucket list are going to Europe and finishing some of my UFO’s.

  149. Janet says:

    “Things I Want To Have Time For When I Finally Retire” is my bucket list … lots of piecing, applique, quilting, knitting, embroidery, gardening, quilt shows and naps! I’m hoping for a long and healthy retirement to do all those things full time.

    Your book looks amazing! And so does that bucket! Thanks for the opportunity.

  150. I would love your book and there is so much inspiriation all around us if we just took a minute to look,, I am loving this Fair hop,, my husband supports my quilting and not only that he is my hand quilter..He is quite good too..
    Maggey

  151. Janice King says:

    I would love to take my two sisters on a road trip out west.Of course we would stop at fabric shop. It would be fun to see our country.

  152. Christine says:

    One of the things on my bucket list is to learn how to quilt. I’m an avid cross-stitcher and crafter – my mom is a quilter. And I am inspired to learn this art :o) I think this bucket of goodies would be the perfect thing to help me cross this off the list. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  153. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on your great accomplishment. What a fantastic looking book. There’s so many things on the top of my bucket list. Foremost, is a trip to Ireland.

  154. Chris says:

    White water rafting is on my bucket list! Congratulations on your book.

  155. dmyers says:

    Love the book and fabrics! There’s many things on my bucket list, but the one thing that would be my favorite would be to take my son to Korea to learn about his culture. I was a adopted when I was 3 and my parents took me back when I was 17. I would love to do that for my son, so he knows the other part of himself. Thank you!
    D

  156. Jennifer H. says:

    At the top of my “Bucket List” is a visit to Australia closely followed by a trip to Hawaii. My husband and I would also like to buy an RV and travel across the United States. (Not to sure how that will work since I would have to bring all of my sewing and cross stitch supplies along…..there won’t be any room for us in the RV!)

  157. Sandra Timmons says:

    My bucket list would inlcude a trip to Italy. My mother had inherited some rental property there and I would just love to see the place as well as Italy itself. I would like to take my mother and my husband but my mother would not fly. Oh well, I can always dream and fantasize. Some day, who knows? Thank you for a chance to win the bucket full of goodies. What a neat prize to win.

    Sandi from Sonora, CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  158. Carol says:

    Congratulations on your new book! I just recently went to the Caribbean, which was pretty awesome. I would like to go to Switzerland sometime.

  159. Shelia says:

    I want a bucket full of fabric.

  160. Janet Howse says:

    On my bucket list: I want to go the Houston International Quilt show! First I need to save up some serious cash so I can bring home lots of fabulous stuff!

  161. Marie says:

    Can’t wait to read your new book! Alaska and the Northern Lights are at the top of my bucket list, followed by Charleston and Savannah. From one coast to another!

  162. Connie m says:

    One thing on my bucket list is to finish my Dear Jane quilt and other UFO’s. I would also love to travel to Europe. Thank you for the pattern. I am looking forward to getting your new book!

  163. Patti O'Donnell says:

    We love to travel this great country and so my bucket list is full. But one for sure is Alaska. PattiO

  164. Shelia says:

    I want a bucket full of fabric!!!!!

  165. RebeccaED says:

    Those cows- so graphic, the black against the field! Top of my bucket list is living in Paris for three months – visiting all the museums, shopping at flea markets, eating French food, just being part of it all for a while. Better learn some French first…. Love the expanding bag, too-perfect for a trip to the flea market!

  166. Carla V. says:

    Congrats on your book! I wish you the best! On my bucket list, the first item is to rend an RV and hit all the quilt shops up the West Coast. That would be awesome πŸ™‚

  167. Julee says:

    Congrats on your new book, looking forward to seeing it. My bucket list is to go to Sisters quilt show and travel anywhere in USA. Thanks for taking part in this great Moda give away.

  168. Gina S. says:

    On my bucket list : Go to spring market! I would love to meet all the designers and see how it all works. πŸ™‚

  169. Jodi Holden says:

    Your book looks great !!!! On my bucket list I would love to spend one whole summer vacation traveling with my family, with no particular destination!!!! Thanks again

  170. Kris says:

    Lovely photos! Your book sounds like a great gift for my grandma. She’s going to be 93 and her arthritis keeps her from quilting but she loves to read stories behind the quilts.

    Hhmm…one of the things I’d like our family to do, when my 4 yr old is older, is go on a road trip out west. I’ve never seen the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone.

  171. Monica says:

    I’m not really sure what a bucket list is exactly. My guess is – all the quilts I want to make are in my bucket list. Congratulations on your new book, how wonderful to be blessed with this talent. Thank you for such a wonderful give away!

  172. Annmarie says:

    Thanks for the cute post – I’ve really enjoyed reading eveyone’s Country Fair stories. You are really a good photographer too. I’ve always wanted to travel to Giverny in France to see Monet’s gardens (you know – the water lily paintings) – that’s about the only travel item in my bucket. What’s filling it up, however, is my wish to get caught up – no UFO’s – wouldn’t that be nice?! Thanks for the giveaway & have a nice weekend.

  173. Carol D. says:

    On my bucket list is to travel with my husband. Thanks for the chance to win.

  174. Donna Hoffman says:

    The book looks wonderful, can’t wait to read it. I really like the way you mix your batiks and traditional fabrics. Bucket list? Quilting cruise would be nice-sew, eat, no dishes!

  175. valerie says:

    Congratulations on your new book! And thank you for the pattern!
    See you soon, Val

  176. Sue B says:

    My bucket list includes Paducah and Houston at some point! Thank you for the reversible bag pattern, cute idea.

  177. Could winning the bucket be on my bucket list? πŸ˜‰
    Love the pics of your little girl growing up.
    My bucket list – have an uncluttered house at some point before I die!!! My boys, including the big one, are slobs!!! Seriously. It drives me nuts. Also, use up as much of my fabric stash as possible.
    πŸ™‚

  178. Liza S says:

    your new book looks fabulous! It’s so hard to see your children leave for college. I must say you will get used to the quiet and the house being a bit cleaner and then they are back home with all their belongings before you know it. As for my bucket list I would love to see a black bear and moose in the wild and to take my husband on a trip to visit the western US. Thank you for sharing your bucket with us.

  179. Beth G. says:

    I didn’t realize that Delfina was the same age as my oldest! It’s a bittersweet seeing them leave! Hope you are well.

    A couple things on my bucket list:
    – Finish “Mountain Top” for the guild challenge by November.
    – Finish “Tree Farm” from workshop summer 2010.
    – Go on a retreat with girlfriends.
    – Clean my sewing “studio”. HA HA HA!!!

    Happy fall!
    b.

  180. janet gordon says:

    I guess tops on my bucket list would be a new bathroom and a new kitchen – after that a new Bunmaker woodstove from Vermont. Then – who knows – using up all my stash? Dream on…..never in a thousand years!!

  181. Linda N. says:

    On my bucket list is setting foot in each of the 50 states. I have 5 left and no, they are not Alaska or Hawaii.

  182. Melissa says:

    I love the bag you made- with multiple sizes:) What a great and sneaky idea! Thanks for making me laugh this morning:) I love Funnel Cakes from the fair, too!!! Yummy!

  183. Deb G. in VA says:

    Top on my bucket list would be a trip to Italy. Your new book looks wonderful, can’t wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway.

  184. Cassie says:

    On the top of my bucket list: taking an Alaskan cruise.

    Congrats on your new book!

  185. Laura Wensmann says:

    On my bucket list???? I think I would have on it: go to Ireland again.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  186. Carol D says:

    So looking forward to your new book, and seeing the new line of fabrics. At the top of my bucket list is to be able to have a nice little cottage on one of the smaller lakes here in NH and be able to sew and quilt to my heart’s content.

  187. Robyn of robyns nest says:

    The 1st thing on my bucket list has now changed…….. your bucket of ‘goodies’ is now number one. Do we get the bucket too? Only joking !
    I’d love to visit America, stay for one year & attend every quilt show, with a credit card with no limit! Just imagine the fabric stash I’d have.

  188. Julie says:

    What a beautiful shopping bag πŸ™‚ You make life fun! My bucket list includes a big time family vacation someplace warm & relaxing, big house to stay in where all my kids & grandkids can come at the same time…fun!

  189. Monica says:

    Visiting New Zealand is on the top of my bucket list. I have wanted to visit NZ for over 10 years and I think 2013 is going to be THE year.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  190. Janice Mc Laren says:

    I know how you feel about letting your children grow and spread their wings. My youngest is in her second year of college and the house is sooo quiet.
    I’m sure your new book is wonderful just like all your quilt designs. Thanks for the giveaway.

  191. DianeH says:

    Congratulations on your amazing book! My bucket list contains a wish to visit my dear blog friend in France.

  192. Sandy N. says:

    Wow, I am soooo making that bag!=) As for my “bucket list”, my hubby is from Fiji and one day I would love to afford to take him back there to visit all of his friends and family.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  193. Beth says:

    I have many items on my bucket list. One of them is to buy a long-arm quilting machine and frame. Congratulations on the new book! Thank you for the giveaway!

  194. Bev C says:

    Congratulations on your book, it looks like a great read. I don’t have a bucket list but I guess a holiday overseas would be fantastic.
    Thank you for the chance to win a bucket of prizes.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  195. Bert Klimas says:

    Quilty bucket list: I grew up in southern California but now live in northeastern Washington. I’ve been mentally kicking around ideas for a quilt that represents the four seasons.

    Dream bucket list: Quilt Festival in Houston

  196. Patti S. says:

    Your book looks beautiful and I can hardly wait to read it. On my bucket list is participating in the Applique Academy. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  197. Carolyn Vogel says:

    I try to live each day to the fullest, so don’t really have a bucket. Love all of your patterns, books and designs. I have a lot of them!

  198. S Warren says:

    I love the bag….gonna make one for a Christmas gift, thanks! Someday I want to go to see where my ancestors lived: Glamorgan, Wales and Cornwall, England.

  199. Shelly J says:

    Congrats on the new book. Going to Australia is on the top of my bucket list.

  200. Peg G says:

    On the top of my bucket list is to use up the last inch of fabric that I have! I sew and quilt and embroidery items for everyone. I enjoy the making and the giving so it’s a win either way. I worked with a guy who’s mother lived in Montana and the pictures of their vacations were awesome! I think it would be fun to just be able to take off for about 3 months, take my dogs and travel. It would be so much fun to just stop and explore and not have an itenerary. Hope I can see the day!!!!

  201. Ann Hudson says:

    Would love to read your new book, sounds fascinating! Some things from my bucket list: Visit Tasmania, visit France, make a bed size quilt for every member of my family, become a foster cat mom for the local rescue team, take more time to just be.

  202. Penny says:

    I’ve been fortunate to complete a short list and now I’ll just be open to new adventures. Your bag is so very clever and congratulations on the book.

  203. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    Wonderful bag, thank you for the pattern. On the top of my bucket list is a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids.

  204. Congratulations on your book – what a huge accomplishment!

  205. Linda Cates says:

    I’m happy to discover your website. I love your work and will check out your books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  206. Mary Ellen H. says:

    How exciting for you to have a new book and a new line of fabric. As I retired a few years ago, my bucket list has come to fruition. I am able to sew, read, quilt (newbie), and buy fabric to my heart’s content. Plus, add a few sewing machines to my collection. I am so fortunate to have my health and do whatever strikes my fancy.

  207. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations on your new book!
    I love, love, love the bag! Can’t wait to make a bunch of totes for my family and friends!!

  208. Terry P says:

    I want to visit Oregon. I would love to drive up the beautiful coast. That is tops on my bucket list. Love the cover of your book I bet it is wonderful!!!!

  209. Anne S says:

    Your book looks lovely as well as the fabric! Regarding my bucket list – I would like to someday take a cruise to Alaska (its the only US state my hubby hasn’t been to) and also I would like to someday take a cruise again to Bermuda with hubby (that
    ‘s what we did for honeymoon).

    Thanks for this great opportunity to win a wonderful giveaway!
    Anne

  210. Katie S. says:

    Thanks for sharing your pattern! Right now, one of my top bucket list items is visiting NYC at Christmastime. I also would love to visit all 50 states.

  211. Tracy says:

    Your new book looks wonderful! Bucket list …. I’ve thought about it, but no formal enteries yet. Quilt Market would qualify though – meeting some of these amazing people in the quilting world – they are all so inspiring.

  212. Patty K says:

    On top of my bucket list is traveling to Europe with my family. Congratulations on your book. That’s a fantastic accomplishment.

  213. Diane P says:

    Your book looks great! On my bucket list is visiting the quilt show in Houston–maybe next year… Thank you for the great pattern!!

  214. Pat Johnson says:

    I would love to visit our country’s National Parks and visit quilt shops along the way.

  215. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Your project is wonderful…I’m going to try to get one made before the AQS show in Des Moines. Congratulations on your new book. I have the Farmer’s Market pattern on order at my local quilt shop–can’t wait to get started on that! One thing that is on my bucket list is to visit all 50 states and I have a long way to go to meet that goal. Second would be to attend the Paducah quilt show, so that would cross Kentucky off my list of 50 and any states between there and Minnesota.
    Karen in Breezy Point

  216. Marcia K says:

    We just marked a big one off my bucket list. Drove home to visit my parents, then drove across and visited my brother, and then drove all the way across the country to visit my daughter.. and then drove ALL the way home.. whew!! Next on my bucket list.. is finish this dern quilt!

  217. Karen Linton says:

    I’ve never done a bucket list, really, but there are places I’d love to go…Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sudan, Nigeria, Egypt, North Korea…plus, I would like to get my master’s degree, and learn to put in a zipper and do binding…the simple things. Ha.

  218. Nancy Dumeny says:

    My bucket list is a genuine one. I am living with an incurable form of leukemia; so don’t know if I will be able to check off everything on my list.
    1. make a quilt for everyone in my immediate family
    2. visit every lighthouse on the Maine coast
    3. go to a quilting retreat
    4. have a sewing room
    5. live to be a ripe old age
    Thanks for the bag pattern….love bags!! That is a great giveaway too.

  219. Susan says:

    Love the cover on your book. Congratulations on this labor of love. Such talent. My bucket list is varied with travel, quilting, decorating, gardening ideas ideas ideas but one mostly in my heart is to be able to take our 3 kids and their families on a trip to Italy, France, England. Hubby and I went to England many moons ago and loved it and our oldest has traveled the world and it would be great fun to all experience together!. Thank you to you and Moda for the opportunity.

  220. Rebecca in Tennessee says:

    Top on my bucket list is to take a trip to Japan with my husband……….it has always been his dream to go there and my dream is to make him happy. Maybe then we could go to Australia for me……………..I’m enjoying the blog hop so much……..thanks for doing it.

  221. Seems like only yesterday that I sent my little ones off to their very first day of school…and then the tears when we said goodbye as they went off to college. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and story πŸ™‚
    I love the cover quilt on your new book! Thank you so much for the great bag pattern and also for the wonderful giveaway! I think the main thing on my bucket list would be to finish all the quilts I’ve started.

  222. Gale Lavers says:

    Congratulations on the great book. My bucket list would be to meet and sew with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltvillle. Thaanks for the great pattern and good luck to your daughter as she starts her new adventure in life.

  223. Kathy SFS says:

    On my bucket list, a trip to Africa. South Africa and Zambia. Also on my bucket list: learning TWO more languages (Spanish and French) and learn to play the piano. I love your blog and inspirational stories! Thanks for sharing with us!

  224. Jeanne says:

    My bucket list includes ‘driving’ not just riding over the Mackinaw Bridge and quilting my Dear Jane top. Congratulations on your latest book!

  225. Letty Barnes says:

    Oh that is too funny! I need trick bags!!! My bucket list regarding life is still pretty long, but in terms of quilting it is to desgin my own quilt. I know that doesn’t sound like a huge project – but not being a designer type, it will be challenging for me. Who knows, maybe I can make one from the goodies!?

  226. Yvonne B says:

    I don’t exactly have a bucket list, but the first thing that came to mind are the places I’d like to go visit. I’d really love to see Niagara Falls. And I’d really love to see the Northern Lights. Congratulations on your new book! It looks like a book I’ll have to have my own copy of.

  227. Delores Wagg says:

    Congratulations on your new book!!
    Would love to win your giveaway, in particular, the book… thanks for the chance.
    I haven’t officially made a ‘bucket list’, but there are some things I’d like to do: take another trip with my three daughters and their families, maybe one day travel to Europe, and of course lots of quilting!! I’d like to make my first ‘bed size’ quilt.

  228. Kim Hamilton says:

    Wow haven’t really started an official bucket list, but I guess one of things I have always wanted to do was see the Pyramids in Egypt. I guess I should start writing these things down and start an official bucket list! Love the bag and your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

  229. Staci says:

    I enjoyed your little video clip so much I had to watch it twice! All quilters need that sort of bag! I look forward to seeing your new book. I recently purchased Friendship Strips and Scraps and am assembling fabric to make the cover quilt and the spool quilt. Love the way you use colors together, and your comfy country style.

  230. Delfina Dodson says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I really love the way that you use batiks in your appliquΓ©! On my bucket list is to hike the Grand Canyon. Your daughter is the third person I know (my grandmother included) with the name Delfina.

  231. Kim Q says:

    On my bucket list? *sigh* A sewing area that doesn’t take on water.

  232. Delfina Dodson says:

    I’m sorry but my last comment has the wrong email attached to it. What wonderful quilts you’ve made!

  233. Mary Jo says:

    There are so many things on my bucket list that I couldn’t even begin to count them! I have a zillion projects to finish and places I want to visit! Hopefully, I can make a little dent in my list! Congratulations on the new book! Will have to get it (if I don’t win!) and add a few more projects to my bucket list! Thanks for the purse pattern!

  234. Delfina Dodson says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! On my bucket list is to hike the Grand Canyon!

    Your daughter and my grandmother have been the only 2 other people I know with the name Delfina!

  235. Woolie says:

    I’ll be looking for your new book…it looks like one that I will be enjoying on our wintery days with a cuppa coffee! I hope to fulfill one of my bucket list items with a trip to France 2012 for a 4 village quilt show!!! keeping my fingers crossed and to someday be in Paducah during the show…dreams what would we do without them!

  236. Mary Andra says:

    Another great day at the Fair. Thank you for sharing. It may not be on the top of my Bucket List but one of these days I would like to get all of my fabric stash in one room. That would mean I would have lots of completed quilts. Will I live long enough LOL

  237. Sandra says:

    Love your beautiful designs! My bucket list is visit Martha’s vineyard someday.

  238. Kristin says:

    A few of my things on the bucket list are to go to the Houston Quilt Festival which is suppose to happen this year. Another big dream is to live in a foreign country for a year or so. I would really love to live in Sweden, not having much luck convincing the family of this though. Thank you for the opportunity for the goodies. I absolutely love your books, designs and fabric!

  239. Janet says:

    I don’t really have a bucket list. I should make one up though – that bucket is a tantilizing prize!! Your new book looks very interesting. Best wishes to your daughter on her big adventure.

  240. Barbara W says:

    on my bucket list would definitely be a cross country drive, stopping at whatever looked interesting.

  241. Carla says:

    I have always admired your work. Love the new book and will have to have that one too. The big thing on my bucket list? Get on a plane. I have never flown. If I could make myself get on a plane, I could go to quilt market and meet all the wonderful people whom I admire! Have a lovely day.

  242. Debbie H says:

    My bucket list is to visit the 10 top US National Parks. I have only visited the Everglades and gone near the Rocky Mountains.

    But I also admire the others who want to attend Paducah and Houston. ME, TOO.

  243. Helen says:

    Congratulations on your new book! The bag is so cute, I have printed off the pattern to try one. On my bucket list, a trip to Australia and to finish up all of my UFOs! Helen

  244. Charlotte says:

    What beautiful fabrics. My bucket list consists of travel, travel, travel.

  245. Julie Letvin says:

    I just love you! My bucket list is sooooo long – many of your quilts are on it. My latest kick is that I really want to make a hexagon quilt! I can’t wait to see your new book – thanks for all of the inspiration that you give!

  246. Deb F says:

    Your blog is wonderful. The bag is a must, though my husband never complains about the quilting items I buy – lucky me. My bucket lists of visiting and site-seeing in all 50 states, going to Australia, Paris and the Channel Islands, going to Paducah, white water rafting on the Colorado River, a long canoe trip with the kids and grandshildren (who are still too little for this), and seeing the Northern Lights. You are so creative and I’m thankful that you share your talents with us.

  247. Debbie says:

    Your book looks beautiful! Love the cow story, made me laugh thinking of how many times I’ve done that! Funnel cakes rock! ( my dtr & sil are food concessionaires & make them all across the country)!! Would love to win your bucket full of treasures~ saw the cutest idea, fabric strips tied around a bucket & tied in a knot. It was from The Creative Connection last yr. ( 5-6 strips all different fabrics). Love your bag video, too! Thanks! Debbie πŸ™‚

  248. Erin H. says:

    Love the new book! My bucket list would include more travel.

  249. Miranda Evans says:

    Congrats on the book! I’m thinking I need to make a couple of those bags.

  250. Cynthia says:

    Congratulations on the book and it looks wonderful!

    Your daughter will be fine but yes I understand those feelings. We are so proud when they venture further and further on their own life path but it can be so bittersweet to let go.

    On my bucket list? Well, I don’t keep a bucket list as I’m not one for wishing but rather for doing and I have very simple goals. One is to guide my children into becoming successful adults. Hmmm… I would eventually like to see the Grand Canyon, Alaska, and make 100 quilts/blankets for charity. That’s the start of my bucket list! LOL!

    Cynthia

  251. Karen says:

    Beautiful post… Congrats on the book! Would thoroughly enjoy it!!!
    Bucket List? hmmmm, driving the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible stopping wherever and whenever and staying as long as I’d like. And another?… touring Europe staying in B&B’s, again with no time constraints… but taking in a West End production. That’s as much of the cities there I would like to see.
    Thanks for the bag pattern and the chance at the wonderful gifts.

  252. Carol H. says:

    Tops on my bucket list is to visit Sweden..home of my ancestors. Love your bag and how it turns into a really big bag..can’t wait to make it!

  253. Colette says:

    Oh, you crack me up!! =) I have adventurous things on my bucket list such as shark dive, skydive, bungee jump, and race car driving. I’ve crossed a couple things off such as white water rafting, rappeling, and zipline adventures. Thanks for the chance to win such amazing prizes!! And thanks for the pattern.

  254. Pattywacks says:

    My name is Patty and Pattywacks is how my significant other refers to all my stuff (fabric, wool, sewing gadgets, antiques, etc.). Taking time away from work to visit family and friends is always on the top of the Bucket List & having a home with a dedicated Pattywack room would also be nice. Speaking of Buckets … the bucket of goodies you are giving away looks great … hummmmm … does that great antique bucket come with? How about that great antique watering can … Thank you for the great blog!

  255. Patti Levine says:

    My bucket list….to see Europe. I just found out where several family members came from in France and really need to see where it all started. I also want to find the time to finish all the projects I have started or are waiting to be lovingly made. Oh…to find the time. I love your fabric and projects. Thanks for a chance to win them!!

  256. marie says:

    My bucket list–see Alaska in the winter, visit all the quilt shops that I visit on the internet. Your bucket full of stuff is amazing, would love to win it—the bucket would look wonderful in my yard, do we get that too?

  257. janet chrzanowski says:

    My bucket list has a visit to Alaska and walk on a glacier.

  258. WOW!! That bucket looks so cute πŸ™‚ Thank you Thank you for the giveaway. I love this blog tour it has been so so much fun to see all the different sites. On my bucket list is a trip to Europe. It just seems oh so romantic. I am going to get there no matter what. Fingers Crossed cause I would love to go after all your beautiful patterns and you book looks fabulous!

  259. Lisa LeBlanc says:

    On my bucket list in no special order…family trip to South Dakota Bad Lands, Yosemitie, Paris and Alaska (Glacier National Park to take photos)
    The transformation of your area at Market is amazing, love the all the beautiful things to look at! Lisa in Texas

  260. Op says:

    My bucket list… to thank my friend for telling me about this hop or I would have never known about your blog which I find very inspiring. To make a feathered star quilt similar to the pic of your feathered star header on your blog. It’s gorgeous!!! To continue making quilts for everyone in my family to love and cheish. Be the best grandma. I’m going to be a grandma for the first time in Jan.! I would love to go to England to visit all the beautiful gardens. Some day take a Quilting Cruise. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family and am quite content. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  261. Sherry says:

    On my bucket list is a cruise to Alaska. We live near Seattle so it wouln’t be that tough to make it happen, we just have to make some plans. Thanks for sharing your bag design.

  262. Kathy Hawkes says:

    Thank you so much for the bag pattern! What a wonderful, clever idea! I definitely will be adding this to my ‘TO DO’ list. There are lots of things on there…but some day!!! I dream… I don’t have a lot on my bucket list because my life is full and happy. I would love to see the Grand Canyon, Ireland and Scotland and Denmark (where my family’s origins are and where I have relatives I have never met). Life is short, live every moment with wonder and appreciation for the blessings we have! Be blessed!!!

  263. Amanda says:

    To go to the Fall Market show…to see all the fabric and projects…ohh!
    Or even better, to go with my own collection! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the chance to win the bucket of prizes!

  264. Kathy says:

    Your work is stunning. Congratulations on your new book, I”m sure it will be a hit!!! Wow, we dream of completing something on our bucket list don’t we……I would like to create a beautiful quilt of my own one day that people fall in love with, see some beautiful sites around this country and have my two children grow up to be independent, respectful and happy adults. That’s a bucketful!
    Thank you for participating in this giveaway it looks wonderful!!!

  265. Patricia says:

    Isn’t it just so bittersweet when our children take flight. Makes the heart stop when they take that first step away from the nest and some shedding of tears for sure.
    On my bucket list is a visit to the country of my father’s family, Austria.

  266. Karen says:

    I love your book, just from the cover. I’m sure there are even more delights inside. One thing on my bucket list is a trip to the quilt show in Sisters, OR. Thanks for the chance to win.

  267. Heidi Borgia says:

    Top of my bucket list is finishing all my projects sitting in my sewing room, then I would shop hop my way through every state finding the cutest quilt shops!
    I am so impressed with your quilts. Lovely work!

  268. Gale, Ky quilter says:

    Can’t wait for your book! I believe true quilting comes from the heart and each is special. My 83-year-old Mother inspires me – still quilting and has so for the last 45 years – all by hand. Would love the bucket and all the goodies inside! I have a shoe with hen & chicks in it just like the one in your photo! Bucket list: Paducah quilt show – I do live in Kentucky but several hours away from Paducah; Quilt retreat – can’t imagine just getting to sew and talk and laugh and eat with a lot of quilters!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Gale

  269. Beckey says:

    My bucket list includes so many things, quilting, travel, and spending time with family and friends. On the travel side my husband and I hope to visit all the US National Parks. And one of the quilts on my bucket list is your Applique Affair. I love your patterns and now your fabrics. And winning your bucket of goodies would be a real treat! Thank you for your contributions to the quilting world.

  270. Sandy Hansen says:

    Your new books looks like a great read. As for a bucket list, mine seems to change frequently. I have retired and started on all the projects I packed away to do when I had more time. Somehow that “more time” doesn’t seem to happen. There are so many new projects and new fabrics that the saved ones don’t get to the top as quickly as they should. They are hidden away, much like that wonderful tote bag you have.

  271. Rhonda D. says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on the Small Big Tote. Look forward to making it. Congrats on your book. One of the things on my bucket list would be to have a motor home, (and the gasoline to drive it), travel across the USA & Canada; and to collect fabric from each place I visit. Also want a hand crank sewing machine! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  272. Theresa says:

    Congratulations on your book!!

    It’s not easy when the kids go off to college. My son is only two hours away but when he’s here to visit and gets ready to leave, oh my, I cry like he was leaving for the first time. I keep telling myself it will get easier every time he goes back. I imagine when we have that special bond with our kids, it’s always hard letting go. But I am very proud of him and of course, my oldest son.

    I’ve thought so many times about putting together a bucket list as I have things I would love to do. At the top would be to rent a cabin and have all the family there for Christmas. BUT I would want it to be a very simple Christmas. We would each draw one name and everyone would have to make their gift. The Christmas tree would have handmade ornaments, strings of popcorn and cranberries on it, very simple. I would love to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway from one end to the other. I would love to meet everyone from the Moda Country Fair as they all inspire me. I would love to say “gentlemen start your engines” at a NASCAR race. I want to show them how it’s done πŸ™‚ And the last thing that would be on my list is to have a quilting/scrapbooking room so that I don’t have to do everything on the dining room table and then have to keep it clean.

    Thank you for the pattern and the giveaway!!

  273. Brenda says:

    Bucket list? Learning how to fly fish and how to fly a helicopter, and visiting Vermont in the fall. Your quilts are beautiful!

  274. Julianne says:

    Lovely book and fabric! My bucket list ….. travel to the East Coast.

  275. grace an says:

    A queen-sized sampler quilt in 4″ blocks.

  276. Tracy Bell says:

    I love your idea for Project Quilt Market! I would definitely watch that and for my bucket list I would like to someday be a part of market as a fabric designer. I have loved playing with fabric since I was a little girl.
    I love your bag! How fun! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful talents with us. πŸ™‚
    Tracy

  277. KarenSueY says:

    My bucket list is to go to Hawaii.Thanks for the handy bag pattern.

  278. Mary says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful new book! And thanks for sharing your great project – looks like a must-do for me.
    My bucket list is long, but a few favorites would be a hot air balloon ride, a trip to New Zealand, seeing the the fall leaves on the upper east coast, and a cruise to Alaska.
    Thanks for making the blog hop even more fun.

  279. WandaFish says:

    Congratulations on the book! Thanks for the bag project, I so enjoyed your video πŸ™‚
    On my bucket list would be a visit to the Grand Canyon, to walk the Inca Trail and to take my daughter to see the Great Pyramid at Giza.
    Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

  280. Maureen Mullarkey says:

    Love your blog! My bucket list is very long but one of my favorites would be to visit all the national parks in the US.

  281. DebrafromMD says:

    My top bucket list item is to visit Scotland. I’ve been to England, Ireland and Wales and need Scotland to complete the British Isles. I can’t wait to see your new book.

  282. Sunnybec says:

    Congratulations on your book. On my bucket list is a desire to purchase a caravan and travel around France to see as much of this beautiful country where I now live. Linda

  283. marileekline@yahoo.com says:

    New book, yeah. I love fair food. We added the National Parks to our list after watching PBS National parks series this last year.

  284. sndy1 says:

    Tops on my ‘bucket list’ would be to go to Hawaii!

  285. JoyLyn says:

    Bucket list, hmmmm. I will have to think about that. Love your fabric, books and patterns. Can’t wait to see the new one. Inspiration flows when I look at them. Kinda like it does when I spend time with my kids who are now adults and on their own. It’s all good, but I really miss the old days! On to creating new memories.

  286. Lana says:

    One thing on my Bucket List would be to go to Paducah! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely bucket of gifts.

  287. Sharon Meek says:

    I adore your colors and can’t wait to read the book. Thanks for the bag pattern.
    My bucket list includes taking one of your classes some day as well as the Houston Quilt Show. Thanks for the giveaway.

  288. Sandie says:

    What an amazing bucket of goodies! I would <3 to be chosen as your winner! Almost as much as I would like to be a published designer. That and a few other quilt related goals are on my bucket list, along with taking my husband on a cruise to Scotland to see where his Grandparents and aunt and uncle lived prior to coming to the states. His dad was the first of the family born here, and it has long been a dream of his to go and see if he can find any long-lost relatives.

  289. Judy Knorr says:

    My Bucket List includes a visit to the Quilt Shows in Sisters, OR and Houston, TX!
    Just might get to do some of that in the coming year!

  290. Sharon says:

    My bucket list includes winning your bucket. Congratulations on your book.

  291. cathy payne says:

    Kool bag!!! Congrats on your book and fabric…how exciting!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!!!! Bucket List…….haven’t thought too much about it, would definately like to organize all my fabrics and crafting stuff!!! LOL Would love to be able to retire and vounteer…. sew quilts to donate, etc, would like to travel! Thanks and Congrats! Nurse Payne

  292. Sue Sharp says:

    Top of my bucket list is a cruise through the Norwegian fjords. I’d love to go back to New England too, in the fall, and stay on Cap Cod. Plus about 1037 other things…

  293. Janell Bradley says:

    I’m new to your work, & after seeing just the cover of your new book, know that reading it will definitely go on my bucket list! Along with a hundred other ‘to do’ quilting-related projects. Also, I hope to get to Norway to visit the homeland of my ancestors. Love your work!

  294. Lynda H says:

    Would love to read your book – have a dear friend that would love it as well, hummmm an idea for Christmas…thanks!

  295. Darlis Johns says:

    Congrats on your book. Anxious to read it. Bucket List – visiting as many quilt shops as I can in different places. Yea for funnel cakes.!

  296. Sue says:

    Your new book looks wonderful. And, thank you for a chance to win a bucket of goodies. My bucket list includes going to the Houston Quilt Show, as well as enjoying every day to the fullest and being with my grandkids. We all need to stop and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

  297. Kathy MacKie says:

    I would love to travel and Italy is on my bucket list. I want to eat fresh pasta and gelato with a decadent cup of cappuccino while sitting alfresco.

  298. Sue says:

    Your new book looks wonderful. And, thank you for a chance to win the bucket full of goodies. My bucket list includes going to Houston-haven’t been there yet. And, I want to spend as much special time as I can with the grandkids.

  299. Gudrun says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to Cornwall. I was in Scotland and now I will go to Cornwall.
    Your new book looks beautiful.
    Greetings from Germany
    Gudrun

  300. Marge says:

    I love your books. Looking forward to the new one. I have always wanted
    to go to Houston Quilt Show. Maybe some day.

  301. Thank you for the giveaway and your great bag pattern!
    My bucket list includes seeing the Eiffel Tower in person, maybe Paris and Tuscany too!
    A trip to Hawaii, if it was on a cruise around the islands, that would be the best!
    A quilting cruise trip, hopefully with my husband, but he would be bored if there wasn’t specific activities for him to do…
    This is probably unrealistic, but “Retire, live in an RV, not have to pay property taxes, and just go and see North America when and where we choose!”
    For now, sewing and quilting as much as I can until I can stop working full time end of 2012!
    Take care, Leslie

  302. Susanj says:

    I have always wanted to learn to play the cello, since retiring in July I have been doing a lot of quilting, but have the name of a woman that gives cello lessons, need to call, can’t wait!

    I am a long time lover of Laundry Basket books, patterns, and fabric-

  303. MarciaW says:

    My bucket list? Hawaii for travel, an Alaska cruise
    Quilting bucket list? log cabin, free motion machine quilt, art quilt, applique quilt, complex geometric quilt, quilt like Ricky Timms makes, Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt
    Living? spend more time with my grandnieces especially while they are babes
    Hope to win so can see your new fabric and that new book.

  304. Deb Strain says:

    Hi Edyta!

    Your designs are wonderful! What a talented and creative person! My last child
    is leaving for college next week…what a bittersweet time. Thanks for sharing
    about you and your sweet family.
    See you soon!

  305. Cory says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to Jamaica and the Bahamas. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

  306. Jennifer says:

    My bucket list…I would like to go and see the Grand Canyon, teach a granddaughter to quilt (if I am lucky enough to have one in the future). My son and his wife just came back from CA and their pictures look wonderful. Would enjoy a trip there.
    Keep up the beautiful work. Another book I will be purchasing.
    Where does the time go? I can’t believe your daughter is going to college.

  307. Phyllis says:

    I would love to travel to New England in the fall and see the beautiful fall colors.

  308. Charlotte S. says:

    I am retired so I have been very fortunate in having done to do a lot of things on my bucket list. However, I would still would love to visit England, Italy, Ireland and a few other countries. I would enjoy going to Houston, Paducah, the quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Biltmore at Christmas, the Christmas markets in Europe. I better stay healthy.

    Thanks for your contest,
    Charlotte

  309. Angela says:

    I would love to see Paris! Beyond that my bucket list includes quilt patterns I would love to try like a Pickle Dish and some Ocean Waves! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win!

  310. Amy says:

    Thank you for the bag pattern! It will be great to keep one in the car.

    My bucket list includes visiting Machu Picchu, driving the entire US Route 66, rafting the Colorado River, and making a quilt for every member of my family.

  311. Sharon M says:

    I love your colors and hope to some day take a class from you. Can’t wait to read the book. Thanks.

  312. Lou says:

    Don’t really have a bucket list as I do something everyday that I love:)
    Congrtas on teh new book….looks like a great read! I love reading about quilters past:)
    Thanks!
    Lou

  313. Karen says:

    My bucket would be filled with a lot of traveling. I would like to take a 2 month road trip across America visiting all the small towns.

  314. Carol Armstrong says:

    My two passions are quilting and family history so my bucket list includes a trip to Finland where my ancestors are from. I am creating quilts from batiks for a quilt show in ten years. I love your designs, your batik fabrics and the use of batiks in your quilts and have collected many of your patterns and books. Thanks for sharing and creating beautiful quilts.

  315. Jill Green says:

    Your new book looks wonderful. My bucket list includes visiting Switzerland and Austria as well as making lots of quilts!

  316. LeAnn Keenan says:

    I love your sense of color and the combinations. As most people do, I put traveling on my bucket list, especially to VietNam and Ireland.

  317. Jan Tjerne says:

    On my bucket list is to visit the east coast and attend Elly Sienkiewicz’s Applique Academy. It would be a dream come true! I have been using your calendars for the last two years, and love looking at the beautiful quilts everyday. I have even made a few of them!

  318. On my bucket list, the top thing is to watch my children have children that turn into such wonderful adults as they have become.Your new book sounds like a wonderful journey, can’t wait to see it. I’m sure it will be a legacy to your children and their children.

  319. Laura Beech says:

    I know for sure going to Ireland would be on my bucket list. I haven’t thought about too much else yet though-thats a hard question!

  320. Barbara Young says:

    I love the tote – thanks for sharing the pattern. I have a bunch of totes to make and this one looks like a winner. High on my bucket list is going to Texas and Washington and visiting with friends that I haven’t seen for years. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

  321. Sharon says:

    My bucket list is to win your bucket and if not, go to the Houston Quilt Show.
    Love your colors and can’t wait to read your book. Congrats!

  322. Theresa says:

    On my bucket list: travel the world!!!
    Your new book looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your stories~~

  323. Debra Newhall says:

    I sent my youngest off to college this Fall. It is hard to see them go! I would love to go to Europe for a month and make a quilt for everyone I love. I have several of your quilts and they inspired me to learn to hand applique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  324. pat says:

    On my bucket list, lots more quilts of course and also a trip down to eastern Canada.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  325. Heartsdesire says:

    Congrats on your lovely new book. What a great idea to put stories to the quilts. On my bucket list? A trip to the Little Quilts store in Marietta, Georgia. I began quilting about 15 years ago and started with a nine-patch from the book, Little Quilts all Through the House. I wore the book out and have since had to buy a new one.

  326. Ginny Worden says:

    My bucket list has quilts to make ( A Lone Star ), and places to visit ( Amsterdam, Australia to name a couple), and books to read. So much to do, better get a move on.
    Thanks.

  327. Lady Di says:

    My bucket list is finding a place for everything in my sewing room and finishing all my quilt kits. 30+

  328. Karee says:

    Bucket list for me is an equipment list: a Gammill, a serger, a Koala sewing table set-up, and a quality sewing machine…

  329. Janelle J says:

    Love your pictures and your quilts of course. Inspiring! I’m so glad to see somebody take pictures and appreciate some of the country life in this country. It’s nice to hear somebody wants to see what this country has to offer.

  330. Margaret says:

    My bucket list involves a lot of travelling. I’d love to go to Ireland and Scotland, Chile, Alaska, Scandanavia, …

  331. I love your tote! Thanks for the free pattern.
    I think the top of my bucket list is a visit withthe Dali Lama…all the others below that do not matter much…but it would be nice to Ride the Orient Express…and go to Montana, Wyoming and Canada…

    Thanks!
    Mary

  332. I would really like to go on a quilting cruise or tour someday. Thank you so much for the lovely pattern. I really enjoyed reading your post. Also, thanks so much for the chance on your wonderful giveaway.

  333. Vicky brickhouse says:

    Great book and fun blog. I love your reversible bag!

  334. Sandy Gravelle says:

    I can’t wait to get your new book. My quilt bucket list is way too long to list! I have a few locations for my travel bucket list – New York City, Greece and a warm weather cruise.

  335. Sally says:

    My bucket list includes hand-piecing another queen-sized quilt, visiting my grandfather’s hometown in Norway, and exploring Puget Sound by sailboat.

  336. Rosemary says:

    My bucket list…. I would like to get my quilts completed so no one has to worry about them when I leave. They will just be able to use and enjoy them. For travel I would like to visit Hawaii and maybe take a class on Hawaiian quilts!

  337. Janet says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to Ireland and Scotland. Some day….soon I hope.

  338. Becky says:

    Love the bag thanks for the pattern.
    My bucket list would be to go to Hawaii and Alaska.

  339. Maxine says:

    On my bucket list I would like to wander all over america just taking my time and seeing all the sights…We are going on a cruise to Alaska….leaving Sept 15..celebrating 50 years of bliss..(well not always bliss)..so I can cross that one off the list..Love you quilts they look like you could just wrap up and get cozy..Thanks for the chance to win…that would be a great way to start Oct…

  340. Terri says:

    Your book looks fabulous. On my bucket list are sew many more quilts, including another Lone Star ,But this time with the benefit of rotary cutters ,mats,etc.

  341. Lacey says:

    Edyta~thank you so much for the fun bag pattern!! Congrats on the book, having been to a schoolhouse of yours I am quite excited to get my hands on a copy to read all about your reasons for quilts! I have a bucket list with numerous items but would love to take my parents & brother to England & Ireland.

  342. Cynthia F says:

    Love your bag video and YES I will be attempting this. You have a beautiful, beautiful site and I’ve really enjoyed visiting. This summer I was able to spend 2 weeks in Vermont working on a quilt. I guess my bucket list would be to spend an entire summer there quilting! Thank you for your work.
    -Cynthia

  343. marcella says:

    What a beautiful book! Congratulations. On my bucket list for quilting is to make a pickle dish quilt. Right now it’s fun to think about but one day I’ll start collecting fabrics and later the time will be right to start sewing.

  344. Debbie G says:

    At the top of my bucket list would be to visit Sweden and Italy. Your daughters journey through college will teach her many things and she can start her own bucket list. Love your quilts and especially your books.

  345. My bucket list has 2 quilts in it for World of Charity Stitching. I’m just getting the squares finished for a Disney Character quilt for Ronald McDonald House. Then I have a Garden Quilt for the nursing home. At World of Charity Stitching, the ladies make cross stitch squares and we take the squares and make quilts from them. Stop by & visit us at our Blog.

    Dona
    http://www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

  346. Janice says:

    Hi, I can’t wait to order your new book as well as make the delightful tote bag. Riding Amtrak from coast to coast is on my list. Just thinking of the peaceful feeling while viewing our beautiful America and hand stitching makes me want to pack my bags. Thanks for the opportunity of winning your bucket full of treats.

  347. Michele Klein says:

    Just completed one of my husbands’ bucket list trips..whitewater rafting on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Was a blast…even with a sprained ankle from the hike down. Next year a trip from my list…Vancouver BC.
    Another bucket list would be able to finish all the projects that I have waiting for me in my sewing room. Somehow I think the Vancouver trip will be easier to accomplish!

    Love your books and quilts…they are so inspiring.

  348. Sharon says:

    The top of my bucket list is to have lots of time to work on quilting projects and it’s hopefully going to be happening soon…after daughter gets married on Oct 1st. πŸ™‚

  349. Mary says:

    I want to visit northern Italy, especially the areas around Sienna. It’s so pretty there! And I’d like to live long enough to use up all my fabric.

  350. Diane says:

    I love all of your work! Thank you for designing such beautiful fabric and quilts! On my bucket list? Sweet 16!!!

  351. Carla G says:

    Congratulations on the book! It look wonderful! My bucket list has many things in it: go on a cruise, get a new house on some acreage, sew my first quilt together, get a newer sewing machine, and the list goes on and on… Thanks for the tote pattern! πŸ™‚

  352. Diana H says:

    Montana is a great place to live! We had cows and I also have been known to “moo” at the calves.

  353. Sally says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to the British Isles. An English friend of mine is moving back there, so maybe I will visit her and she will show me around the countryside.

  354. Carol C says:

    I’ve been to the Houston Show …. well, this is year #8 I think, and have my week of classes all planned out…….never been to Paducah but not really a desire….been to Alaska and Hawaii several times so not really a desire to go back there..well, maybe to travel backroads/villages in Alaska. Never been to Montana and that has always sounded interesting to me. And maybe Greece. That basket of goodies looks very curious!

  355. Margie says:

    One thing on my bucket list was to do a Zipline. I was able to check that one off this summer in Ketchikan, Alaska — AWESOME!! I love your bucket of goodies; thanks for a chance to win.

  356. Catie says:

    Hi there,
    Thanks so for the opportunity to win that beautiful bucket of goodies. Do love the bucket too πŸ™‚
    For my bucket list, I want to enjoy our lovely USA and visit all of the National Parks.
    Cheers
    Catie

  357. dianne says:

    i am always in awe when i see your quilts (well, PICTURES of the, anyway)!

  358. Linda L. says:

    What a nice bucket of goodies. I would love to win. Your designs are some of my faves. Linda L.

  359. Edie Gottschall says:

    Your work is exquisite! My bucket list includes a trip to Sturbridge Village, Paducah, and reducing the size of my WIP pile (among other things)!!!

  360. Bree says:

    My bucket list has a trip to Grease on it

  361. Julie T. says:

    Congratulations on your new book. Your quilts are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

  362. Sandi says:

    I love the cover of your new book. Your gift of the bucket looks wonderful. I hope your daughter enjoys her time at school.

  363. Pat B from MN says:

    Oh it is so hard to send a child off. We teach them to be independent and responsible adults- and darn it why are they so independent!? Nothing is better than the phone call where they need your advice and wisdom-it has you dancing on air because they still need you.
    I have many things on my bucket list, some large and some small. I crossed off one when my husband and I were able to go to Alaska. There is so much in the world to see and to experience. Love the bucket in your display of goodies too.

  364. Judith says:

    I too have going to Houston for the Quilt Festival on the top of my bucket list! Can you imagine that I lived in San Antonio 10 years ago and didn’t make the short trip to Houston? I didn’t get interested in Quilting until after I moved away from San Antonio, however I often think about what I missed. I am a follower and enjoy your blog. You make such beautiful quilts! Thanks for the nice pattern too.

  365. Donna says:

    Love the bag and can’t wait to get the book! I love to hear stories about how a quilt became to be. My favorite fair food is cotton candy – only a few bites for my sweet tooth. On my bucket list is to visit Alaska and Hawaii….my husband is retiring next year and we are going to both!!! I can’t wait and it will be a trip of a lifetime. Love your blog and thanks.

  366. Becky says:

    I want to learn to read music and play an instrument – the cello or the violin. I am 51 years old and I would love to be able to play music throughout the rest of my life. May sound silly, but it’s a big wish of mine!

  367. Connie Beach says:

    The book looks wonderful and I’m putting it on my wish list.

    My bucket list includes starting and finishing my first full size bed quilt!

  368. LeAnne says:

    I can’t wait to read your book! That is a cute bag also. One thing on my list is to learn how to play the guitar.

  369. Jan Stacey says:

    My bucket is so very long but the top two things right now are to see the Great Wall of China and to scuba on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Can’t wait to see your new book!

  370. Linda S says:

    Edyta, completing a quilt from one of your patterns is on my bucket list! They are all beautiful and you are certainly a talented designer. Thanks for the free project download and sharing a little bit of yourself with us!

  371. You’re new book looks awesome!!! What a wonderful give-away bucket, too!! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

  372. Tiff Blakey says:

    #1 on my bucket list is to visit another country, preferably Ireland. I’m almost 36 and have never been out of the US despite family vacations near Canada as a child and living minutes from the Mexico border for 3 years.

  373. Kathy S says:

    Your purse/shopping bag is so ingenious! Your book also sounds like a fascinating read. On my bucket list would be visiting New England in the fall to see the colors of the autumn leaves. Thanks for the chance to win!

  374. Taryn says:

    What a great giveaway! I love your quilts – the colors and patterns are so soothing. My bucket is is about as long as my list of UFO’s. If I were to share one from the list it would have to be to spend at least a month in a cottage in Ireland. No phone, no computer, just nature and sewing (by hand).

  375. Anne says:

    Actually, my bucket list has your “Hop to it” and “Sweet Sixteen” patterns on it. Just love all your books.

  376. Liz Lay says:

    My bucket list includes finishing the grandmothers flower garden quilt that I started years ago! Thanks for the chance to win some great goodies!!

  377. Edyta, thank you so much for the pattern for the bag. Just in time for me to make it up and take it to the quilt show in Kalispell, MT….so then I, too, can take another look at that wonderful State. Of course, then I can also fill it with goodies from the quilt show ;>)
    Your quilting books are my very favourite. Your applique inspires me all the time to forge ahead on my own. And, one of your quilts also dons the walls in my dining room every Fall. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Annette

  378. Linda Becker says:

    Congrats on your book anf your wonderful blog. I had so much fun visiting.

  379. Jayne says:

    One item on my bucket list is to finish all the quilts that I have started!! A new item is to make your purse, love it.

  380. Darcy says:

    Your quilts are stunning and I would be so, so happy to receive your beautiful bucket. My “bucket list” is simple but hard to achieve! I would like to have balance in all aspects of my life–equal parts family, work, and creativity. Sigh…

  381. Julie in WA says:

    Oooh, my bucket list is very long! A few top items include a trip to the East Coast historical sites, finishing the house remodel, and make an appliqued quilt. Loved your video clip!

  382. Stephanie Sablan says:

    I have been to 47 States. A visit to Alaska, Nebraska, and Michigan is on my bucket list

  383. Karen says:

    On my bucket list . . . someday a cruise to Alaska, and making an Edyta quilt! Thanks for the terrific bag pattern!

  384. Cindy says:

    Children grow up fast, don’t they? On my bucket list, I’d like to visit all 50 states in the US. I’m probably half way there….

  385. Rebecca H says:

    Your new book looks like a winner. My bucket list would be to visit Denmark to see where my Grandmother came from. Thanks for the free bag pattern.

  386. Shasta says:

    Clever bag! On my bucket list: travel to places like Barcelona, India, and just about anywhere else. Finish up all my quilts!

  387. Bev F. says:

    Your quilts are gorgeous, I drool when I see your color combinations! My bucket list would be to finish all my projects, raise good grandkids and see America. There are lots of other things, but if I could do just the second one well, I would be satisfied. I like to eat my way through the fair. Its the only way to go!!

  388. Sue Bone says:

    What a cute bag – in both its forms. πŸ™‚

    My bucket list mainly comprises places I’d love to visit:
    Hawaii
    Istanbul
    Morocco
    Baltic cruise

  389. OMG…that is the best looking bucket I have ever seen…full of beautiful things I love to play with!! Learning to Swim, that is on my bucket list. My youngest sister and I never learned how to swim. We go camping every year and I watch my kids in the water, swimming with their cousins and having a great time! One day I will join them πŸ™‚

  390. Laura G says:

    Dear Edyta: I love your 2 previous books and I am so inspired by your use of batiks and traditional fabrics in the same quilt, Your Feather quilt in the sweet 16 line is gorgeous.My bucket list is to go to Italy and visit the Fortuny Museum and see how those incredible fabrics were made. WhetherI win it or not I can not wait to buy your new book. Thank you for the contest.

  391. myra mcpeak says:

    I love,love,love your small bag/large bag! What a treat for us to print out! YAY! On my bucket list is to learn to play the banjo! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

  392. Mary says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to Alaska. May be a few years off yet. Love your thread!

  393. Shelley says:

    One item on my bucket list is to go on a quilt cruise – combining two of my favorite activities, quilting and travel. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous giveaway.

  394. Debbie says:

    Love the bag! It will be great for any shopping trip be it fabric or the bookstore. My bucket list would be to see more of the USA. to see the sights and find quilt shops.

  395. Marian says:

    The quilt on the cover of your book was also in the latest issue of the dutch quilting magazine Quilt en Zo. I love this quilt and almost bought the magazine. Just in time I saw there was no pattern of the quilt in the magazine. So how lucky would I be if I would win this contest and be given all those wonderfull goodies in the bucket (including the pattern). To make your quilt would be on my bucket list.
    Regards,
    Marian

  396. SuzK says:

    At the top of my bucket list is a trip to my father’s village in Austria. I recently looked at it thru Google and it wasn’t how I imagined it, so I really need to go and see it for myself.
    Your book looks wonderful and has been added to my “must have” list. I love your feathered star quilt – it’s on the list to make for my nephew and his wife (then all the kids will have a feathered star quilt).
    Thank you for sharing the great bag project and for offering that “bucket” of wonderful things.

  397. Lana says:

    Thank you for the great bag pattern. Congrats on the book. I will have to look for it.
    I would love to go on an Alaskaj Cruise.

  398. Robbin says:

    Can I first say that I am in Love with your Believe line of fabric. My bucket list includes getting my hands on that fabric. I don’t really have a bucket list per se. I try and live day by day which is all we have been promised. There are a few spots in the world I would love to see before the bucket empties however.

  399. Darlene Staley says:

    Loved watching and hearing the story on the cool bag! I am still laughing about it! One of many things on my bucket list is to travel to more places like Alaska and Montana and own a home by a lake with a huge sewing room! Love your quilts and can’t to see what you come up with next!

  400. Elizabeth says:

    On my bucket list are learning to be fluent in another language and taking a road trip through the U.S.–among many other things! Thank you for the great project–I’ll have to try that ruse on my husband sometime πŸ˜‰

  401. Pat Harrell says:

    Oh, I heard you talk about “Why we make quilts” a couple years ago with the DJs in Shipshe. How fun. Can’t wait to read your book.

    On my bucket list, is to finish my UFO’s. I don’t think anyone in my family would have any idea what to do with a bag of blocks! Flimies, maybe.

    Fingers crossed here.

  402. Sonia B says:

    What a cool bag! I have lots of traveling on my bucket list . . . one I just thought of is I’d love to take my kids to Washington D.C. when they are a little older. Thanks for the chance at that awesome bucket!

  403. Ellen M. says:

    My bucket list includes scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

  404. Claudia says:

    Right now the top of my bucket list is winning your bucket of goodies. The bucket list I started some time ago has to make a quilt for each of my nine brothers and sisters. I am on number four and chugging along.

  405. Joanne says:

    Absolutely LOVE the bag…..you sneaky shop hopper!!!! I have got to make one of those for me!!!!!

  406. Joanne O says:

    Absolutely love the bag…..you sneaky shop hopper!!! I have got to make one for me!!!!

  407. Holly Tolman says:

    My bucket involves fairly simple things, my own sewing room, filled with everything I meed to make everything on my to-do list, and finding soy-free chocolate for a good price.

  408. Linda Robinson says:

    On my bucket list is to travel the United States. Thanks for the chance to win.

  409. Melanie says:

    Congratulations on your book! Can hardly wait to see it. I think we all can relate to sending your daughter off to college. It’s very hard, but each day gets a little easier. The key is to stay busy and I think you already do that. As for as my bucket list goes, I think I would love to take a drive through all the states. You get to see so much that way. Thanks for the giveaway!

  410. Kris says:

    Seems like places are always on bucket lists but for me at the top of my bucket list would be meeting former first lady Laura Bush . . . not only meeting but having lunch and asking lots of questions. Her quite nature intrigues me and her love for books fascinates me.

  411. Tanya says:

    Congrats on your new book and your tote bag looks amazing!
    Bucket list would be to do lots of traveling to places I’ve never been, become a better quilter/seamstress and also I’d love to open up a shop again. I had a cross stitch shop yrs. ago and really miss it!

    Thanks for entering me!
    Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

  412. Polly Monica says:

    Oh my gosh…my bucket list? How much space can I have for this list? LOL! Umm…I want my two adult sons to get married and give me some grandkids…especially some granddaughters to pass on the love of quilting to! I hope to get to Houston and Padukah and the Sisters show in Oregon someday. And quilt market! Would love to go one day! Umm..how about a long arm machine and an endless supply of Moda! A gal can stem, right? I do love your new fabric and your designs are gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win! …. Oh and how about Hugh Jackman shirtless in the sewing room as a helper… Giggling…. πŸ™‚

  413. Barbara Reinert says:

    The new book looks wonderful! In regards to thebucket list, I would like to take a cruise to Australia and New Zealand, of course a quilting cruise would be best!

  414. Cheryl R says:

    Congrats on the new book. Part of my bucket list is to go to Houston for the Show and Ikea. It’s not the cost of the trip that stops me. It’s the money I will spend while there.

  415. Marj says:

    One of the things on my bucket list is a trip to Hawaii. The other is to make an hand applique quilt. Congratulations on your new book, Now owning a copy has been added to my bucket list.

  416. Martha says:

    Love the nifty bag. Thanks for this chance to win such a gorgeous giveaway!!

  417. Cyndi says:

    Hi Edyta! First of all, a great big Congratulations on your new book. It looks so interesting and I do think that I will have to purchase it. I would love to read the stories of why others make quilts! I also really enjoyed your post, especially your adorable video of you and your “bag”! So cute! Thank you so much for the free pattern…. I love to make bags and will most definitely be making that one!

    Enjoy the the rest of your time with your daughter before she goes off to college, and have fun with the Moda Fair! And thank you to you and Moda for offering up so many great prizes, and the chance to participate in the give away!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

  418. Cyndi says:

    Oops…forgot to tell you what was on my “bucket list”! If I don’t do anything else, I want to go to Ireland. My family roots are there and I have always wanted to visit that beautiful country! There are other things on that list, of course, but that’s what is at the very top! :o)

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

  419. Brenda says:

    Thank you for the free pattern. Your new book should arrive in a few days. (Can’t wait!)
    I really don’t have a bucket list. I enjoy being with family and friends. I don’t take
    anything in life for granted.
    I just don’t want to Kick The Bucket.

  420. Arden Shelton says:

    Bucket list would be to go to Washington D.C. museums, especially the American History one. Also the Cooper-Union in NY, looking at quilts, of course! Congrats on the beautiful new book….arden

  421. Edna K says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to Utah to visit the many quilt shops there. Your beautiful bag would really come in handy for that trip. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  422. Sara says:

    On my bucket list is to go to NY City

  423. Raewyn says:

    Your new book looks beautiful and the bag is such a fun idea – love it, will go and download it now!! My bucket list gets longer and longer all the time [sigh] from travel to having a productive vege gardening and getting back into my horseriding and of course finishing my ufos and starting more quilts!

  424. Heather says:

    Well, I can’t wait to see your new book! I work at a local quilt shop and am treasurer of my quilt guild, and EVERYONE is participating in a strip or triangle swap right now. Thanks so much for inspiring us to have so much fun! My bucket list is to go on a honeymoon. I’ve been married to my best friend for 19 years now and I still haven’t had one. We always assumed there would be time & money later, but we’re still waiting:) Maybe once the kids move on, who knows. Thanks again for the great ideas!

  425. Diane says:

    Caught a glimpse of your new line Indian Summer-gorgeous fabric. Your new book Reasons for Quilts and Farmers Market pattern is a must have on my list. Love the way you mix reproduction fabric and batiks in your patterns. Thanks for the cute bag pattern and the bucket of goodies for a lucky someone. Have a stash of many of your fabric lines and love them all!! As for a bucket list I have always wanted to go to Europe and travel.

  426. I don’t really have a bucket list. I just like to live each day as best I can, which of course includes lots of fabric and time at my sewing machine! Your book looks just wonderful, and that bucket looks like a fabulous prize! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!

    MGM

  427. Melanie says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful book! Can hardly wait to read it. I can relate to the bittersweet feelings a mother has when she sends her child off to college. It’s difficult at first but gets easier as time passes and one keeps busy. I’m sure you have no problem keeping busy.

    Thanks for the bucket giveaway and the free pattern. As for as my bucket list goes, I would love to travel by car through all the states. I think it would be lots of fun.

  428. charlotte says:

    On my bucket list is going to the quilt show in Sisters Oregon. I have long wanted to go there. Congratulations on your new book.

  429. Mary says:

    What a great idea – a bag that grows! Thanks for the pattern. On my bucket list? Hmmm. Go to Houston, own a quilt shop, tour our beautiful US of A.

  430. Mary D says:

    Your lovely daughter leaving for college brought back memories of when each of our children left for college…I kept thinking, “Darn, they believed everything we told them, did everything we encouraged them to and now they’re off to do it–didn’t realize they’d actually leave!!!” It was sad and hard, but also incredibly exciting and heart filling to see them be so successful and happy and that continues as they develop their careers and their adult lives take shape.

  431. Brenda says:

    At the top of my bucket list right now would be going to the Houston quilt show. I would also like to meet you ((blush)). You are one of my favorites.

  432. Laura says:

    well i’m not sure what a bucket list is- maybe a list of goals??? i dont like to travel but top on my goal list is to finish all my unfinished projects and learn to stay on top of them:) thanks for the chance to win!!!

  433. Lisa Estrada says:

    I’d like to visit Australia with my family. And, one day, I hope to tackle several difficult applique quilts on my to-do list! Thanks for the giveaway.

  434. Sharon says:

    Love your colors and can’t wait for the new book. Thanks for all you do.

  435. Alaska & Hawaii are on my travel list! My kids are just getting old enough to soon to be in school all day so I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be/do the second time around.

  436. Congratulations on your book! My bucket list includes doing a Baltimore Album quilt!

  437. Audrey says:

    I have lots of stuff on my bucket list but my number one goal would be to open up my own shop full of sewing and quilting goodies. Congrats on your new book!

  438. Meredith says:

    I have many things on my bucket but they mostly involve travel! I would love to explore Italy, Germany, Greece, and attend Wimbledon!

  439. Bev Silvestre says:

    For my bucket list, I hope to someday take a class at Asilomar, take a cruise to Alaska and cruise the Panama Canal, sew as much as I can!!
    What beautiful quilts you make. They are very inspiring.

  440. Linda in PA says:

    Thanks for the bag pattern. My bucket list includes visiting Hawaii and Alaska and attending some major quilt shows. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win the bucket full of great stuff!

  441. Jennifer T. says:

    Your book looks great. Thanks for the bag tutorial and the giveaway opportunity.

  442. Linda C says:

    Can’t wait to see your new book.

    One thing on my bucket list is an Alaskan cruise.

  443. Sue P says:

    Congrats on your new book. My bucket list is long Disney World, travel around the US, taking quilt classes.

  444. Carrie P. says:

    Oh, those book looks fabulous. Congrats.
    One thing I have on my bucket list is to travel to Maine. I got to go to CA this spring and now I want to go north.
    I am working on the Hop To It pattern right now. Your patterns are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  445. Liz Samlow says:

    Hi Edyta,
    I just sent my first-born off to college also! It has been a very busy summer.
    My sister and I both made your mountain top quilt! I love it! Next on my list is your tree quilt (can’t remember the name of the pattern) and then I want to make your spool quilt.
    Oh, the list is so long! I love your new fabric line…I just saw it in the new Hancock’s mag.
    I hope I win!!!!

  446. Rebecca says:

    My bucket list is quite full and seems to get fuller every day. Travel, quilt projects, s

  447. Rebecca says:

    My bucket list is quite full and seems to get fuller every day. Travel, quilt projects, stitching projects and finding great treasures. Certainly tops on the list is completing the last semester of my BSN and graduation in December. After that the sky will be the limit due to more free time. I would love to add the projects from you bucket on to my list. Thank you for the giveaway and also to Moda for there assistance. Moda designers Rock.

  448. carol says:

    My bucket list is to finish all my quilting projects!!!!!
    Carol L

  449. Marilyn says:

    Love reading all the blogs! My bucket list would include trips to Alaska and Hawaii with all my family.

  450. Brenda says:

    Your book looks to be as beautiful as the quilts you make. I can’t wait to purchase it. I don’t really have a bucket list. I feel blessed and content with all I have seen and done in my life thus far. I really just feel satisfied to have a wonderful family who is happy and healthy. I appreaciate the bucket giveaway and the inspiration you provide with each new quilt/pattern you create.

  451. Toni Anne says:

    I have 1 son in middle school, he’s 12 already! Where does the time go, they grow so quickly it’s scary. Now for my bucket list I’d love to someday live in a log cabin with a deep front porch. I’d also like to go to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Thanks for participating in the fair. ;->

  452. kerrynjane says:

    My bucket list would include finishing all my UFO’s and purchased quilt kits…but thinking that might not happen unless I live a very very very long time. Love your patterns…have a couple kitted in my closet right now. Thanks for the bag pattern, it’s very clever.

  453. Joyce says:

    I like the bucket and of course everything in it. Looking forward to your book and the stories.

  454. Joan says:

    Your book looks lovely. I have always loved the stories that go with quilts

    On my bucket list was to watch the whales in Hawaii. Crossed that one off last year!

    Thank your for the chance to win your bucket of goodies!

  455. Susan McAuliffe says:

    On my bucket list I have listed trying to make one of your quilt designs. I saw you on The Quilt Show and found your work to be outstanding. I am fairly new to quilting so I am not sure how long it will take me to be ready to attempt one of your projects but I will get there sooner or later. Love your free gift pattern. I will make that soon. Thank you so much.

    A trip back to Ireland is also on my list as well as a trip to Greece.

    You are on talented person.

    Susan

  456. Sandy Rowe says:

    I would love to go on a quilt shop tour all across the U.S. I am pretty sure that we would have to leave the menfolk home to received all the goodies that we would collect along the way!

    Have a great weekend!

  457. Patti says:

    Please enter me in your lovely giveaway. I love to do wool applique, hand sewing and counted cross stitch – on my bucket list is to learn to quilt and to learn to use a sewing machine. This bucket would certainly help to get me there πŸ™‚
    Blessings, Patti

  458. Marianne says:

    Talk about coincidences! My new Hancock’s of Paducah catalog just came and I came across your Hay Bale pattern (which I ordered) which reminded me of the Moda Country Fair blog hop which led me to finding the listing for the hop, and you are today’s. Anyway! On my bucket list is a trip to Italy. I’ve never been but I just know I will love it. I love all things Italian! Some day soon!

  459. Carol H. says:

    On my bucket list would be to have an assistant to do all of those boring things so
    I’d have time for the fun stuff. (Ha!) Thanks for the give-away.

  460. Penny Holliday says:

    I’m so excited about your new book & thank you for the bag pattern!! I have never admitted this before but I, too have “moo ed” at cows ~ isn’t wonderful when they moo rt back? Actually amazing!! My bucket list includes seeing all the natural beauty of our great country including Yellowstone & Alaska!!

  461. Linda says:

    CONGRATS ON YOUR BOOK! I WANT TO READ IT!
    ON MY BUCKET LIST: A TRIP TO HOLLAND, BIRTHPLACE OF MY RELATIVES!
    THANKS FOR SHARING THE BUCKET GIVEAWAY!

  462. Elaine says:

    Thanks for the great bag pattern. I would love to someday go to a quilt market. I think that would just be the greatest fun.

  463. Emily R says:

    Your quilts are amazing. I have a lot of things on my bucket list at this moment. I think one of the top ones right now would be to find a babysitter for my kids and have my husband and I go away for a weekend or so!

  464. Maryellen McAuliffe says:

    What a wonderful story, and a great bucket. Winning something like that would be amazing. My bucket list includes traveling across the country in a motor home, and owning a long arm machine. I recently crossed off driving a convertible. My son got a convertible and let me drive it! It was fun. Thanks for this, and I can’t wait to see your book. Love your designs and patterns.

  465. Sherri says:

    What a fun post to read…I look forward to your book…because the reasons for the quilts are so much of what quilting is to me! As far as a bucket list…I would love to travel more and see places of historical interest…I find I really appreciate my heritage more the older I get. Some national quilt museums would be wonderful to visit, too!

  466. Sheila F. says:

    Congratulations on your book! My bucket list includes dancing at my son’s wedding, and attending my granddaughter’s wedding (she’s only 4). πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win your bucket.

  467. Sharon says:

    My bucket list includes winning your bucket. Can’t wait to see your book. Thank you for your colors and designs.

  468. Kay says:

    At the top of my bucket list is attending the Houston Quilt Festival! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  469. Shannon says:

    What a good looking book. Congratulations!! I don’t have many things on my bucket list but my main thing would be to have my whole family living in a house next to the ocean.

  470. Rita Goshorn says:

    there’s not much left on my bucket list … quilts to make: fabric fling, rag quilt, sweatshirt jacket, cathedral windows, obw, purse. have been there, done that and enjoyed it all muchly!
    so, i like good books, quilt books, and have put yours on my book list. thanx for the opportunity to win your facinating bucket, and for your applique pattern.

  471. Mandy Currie says:

    Congratulations on the release of the new book, it looks really good. What a lovely idea a blog hop is, it’s such a pleasure to see so much creativity. On my bucket list is to one day visit America and actually go to a big quilt show. A girl can dream. Mandy x

  472. Pati Akers says:

    OMG..you are so cute, f-u-n-n-y and talented.
    Hmmmm.my bucket list? Give a smile and an occasional hug to every person I meet for the rest of my life. I know that’s sorta weird but I’ve noticed there are so many unhappy people these days and it’s about all I can do to try and make one millisecond in their lives happy. Of course someone out there is gonna think I’ve gone completely nutso but that’s ok..they got a smile. Here’s one for you and yours πŸ™‚

  473. Paula says:

    My bucket list for right now are prizes for Mystery Night I will be teaching and other classes I will be teaching in January.

  474. Caroline says:

    I haven’t thought of a bucket list in a long time! I’m just starting the journey you’ve finished and raising little ones (4 yr-old boy and 16-month-old girl) right now. So my only hope is to get through the day most of the time! But I guess that one thing I’ve always wanted to do is write a book. It will probably never happen, at least not while the kids are little, but it sure is nice to dream. πŸ™‚

  475. Dana says:

    What a gorgeous post! The biggest thing on my bucket list is to snorkel in Australia. We snorkel here and it’s beautiful, but I really want to see Australia and maybe find some Sea Dragons.

  476. Laura K says:

    My bucket list includes a lot of travel. I was born in Germany but came to the US when I was only 4 months old so I would love to go back and see it. I would also love to go to Paris. I also want to take professional cooking classes. Not to work in a restaurant but just to be able to cook like a professional chef since I love to cook. Thank you for the great post and awesome giveaway!

  477. Kari says:

    Those cows are adorable. I’ve never been to Montana, but I want to go someday. One destination on my bucket list is a trip to Yosemite Nat’l Park in California, and another is to see Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

  478. Clairellen says:

    Dear Edyta, We all enjoyed you and your husband at our guild in July…I had it marked on my calendar for a long time before, and it was even better than I expected…you are the BEST teacher ever! Thanks for taking the time to teach. My bucket list would be a family reunion with all four of my kids and their kids, and extended family too. Time goes so fast; it seems a short time age that I had 4 little ones born in 5 years! Now in this jet-set world, 2 live on the East Coast and 2 in southern Michigan….it would be so wonderful to all hang out together somewhere and PLAY! Thanks again.

  479. Mary Peters says:

    Wow, would love to win the bucket of goodies.
    One thing on my bucket list is to visit Alaska, I think that would be awesome.
    Thanks

  480. Cathlyn says:

    Thank you for offering your giveaway.
    Purchasing & learning to craft with a sewing machine is on my bucket list.

  481. Marilyn says:

    Hiking in the English countryside is on my bucket list as well as seeing most of my grandchildren graduate from high school before I “kick the bucket.”

  482. Elnora says:

    Thanks for the lovely pattern! On my bucket list? I’d like to go back to Japan, where I haven’t visited for a long, long time, and buy vintage fabric at temple markets. Yum!

  483. Oh, your book looks wonderful! So beautiful!

    On my bucket list?

    My very own longarm machine and the space to set it up! πŸ˜€

  484. Stefanie Hank says:

    Congrats on the new book! One of the top things on my bucket list is to make it Italy to see all of the Roman ruins. I have always wanted to see all of the the beautiful statues.

  485. Dee Winter says:

    My bucket list: I’d like to make every pattern I’ve bought for quilts and stitchery. Yes, I am double addicted to the needlearts. I think your new book looks marvelous and a great addition to my library! Thanks for a fun post. And great ideas!

  486. Edit, love your patterns and the way you use color. As a shop owner it’s hard to get out of town, so I with you when it comes to traveling, I would love to pack up the family and drive across this great big USA and take a SOUL Vacation, stopping wherever looks good. road trips have always big my biggest source of inspiration and creativity. Happy Quilting,
    Sheri
    Calico Moon
    Lebanon, Illinois

  487. nancy gilliam says:

    I think winning that bucket of goodies just went to the top of my list. Also I would like to visit all of our national parks.

  488. Tonie K. says:

    my bucket list is full of little things like learn to drive a stick shift: done! learn to quilt: done! and next up learn a second language, cant wait!

  489. Mary Jean says:

    Thanks for the great bag pattern and Congrats on your new book. I don’ t really have a bucket list…….I just go with the flows and see where life takes me. That bucket of goodies could start a bucket list for me!

  490. Dianne says:

    on my bucket list…to go back to Greece with my husband and cruise around the islands.

  491. Gina says:

    Your book looks great. On the bucket list, a trip to Sweden someday…I would love to see that land of my ancestors!

  492. Sally Weir says:

    A trip to the Houston show would be on my bucket list . With enough time to really see and enjoy it all (and , of course, a really huge pile of money to use on all the “gotta haves” I would find.)

  493. Peggy Mead says:

    Your book looks great, your Country Fair post was fun, Loved your video on the bag, and that basket of goodies looks wonderful. So many things on my bucket list! I’d like to ride in a bi-plane, a blimp and a hot air balloon! I’d like to attend the quilt show in Houston and Paducah…it would be even better if I won a ribbon! I would love it if both of our children and their families lived in the same town/county my husband and I do. Thank you.

  494. Lynelle Ussery says:

    I really admire your work – you have a wonderful way of expressing yourself through fabric and thread. As far as a bucket list, I never really had one. I mean, I have things that I’d love to do before I die, there are just too many!!
    Ok, just one would be a lovely, long road trip visiting some of the places that I’m used to flying over on a hurried trip to Michigan and from Florida. That’s alot to ask for, I think!!! It’s fun to dream.

  495. Mary Jo says:

    I have yet to write my children’s book and also to visit Houston Quilt Market and Paducah. Also would like to get a group of sewing friends together and rent a cabin in Arkansas for a week. Fun!!!

  496. Alissa says:

    My bucket list includes a long list of projects that I hope to make sure I don’t sit still too long to finish! There is a whole world to see and so many adventures waiting! Love your new fabric line – congrats on the new book!

  497. Paula says:

    Awesome book, one of the things on my bucket list would be to go to Fiji.

  498. The book looks wonderful and I can’t wait to add it to my collection. At the top of my Bucket List is visiting Tinsel Trading in New York in person! I’m a quilter, a sewer, a ribbon worker and a button and trim collector. So many collections, so little time!

  499. Sandy Neff says:

    On my bucket list- to have my passport stamped – to see the fall colors in New England-an Alaska cruise, there is more, it goes on and on. Thanks for your inspiration to us all. Love the pattern, and the new book looks great.

  500. Kate / Orlando says:

    My twin niece & nephew are starting college this year. It’s a huge adjustment for their whole family! Of course, I’ve made dorm quilts for both of them.
    My bucket list included a Baltimore album style quilt but I never could find a book of blocks I liked until I saw your Hop To It! book; I fell in love instantly! I’m slowly improving my hand applique skills and have completed 5 blocks. I’m saving the charming bunny for the last block!

  501. janita says:

    on my bucket list???? first I need to make a list I’m so bad in the list department ! Oh the power of the written word. If I make a list I think i’m going to start a Quilt bucket list. Thanks for a chance to win your delightful bucket of goodies. Loved your little/big bag. thank you. janita

  502. Cindi P. says:

    Sky diving is on my bucket list πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  503. Sue Bennett says:

    Oh the new book looks like a must have. I have several of your patterns and love them all. Thanks for being in the Moda Blog Hop.

  504. Lisa says:

    Of course there are a lot of quilts (including your Crystal Ball quilt) I want to make. I’d like to travel, first to see my daughter in Montreal, then to go to Alaska.
    I am looking forward to seeing your new book!

  505. Bridgidk says:

    OMG, I have sooo many things on my bucket list. I have to go to Ireland and Austria.
    I have to make a quilt for my bed not everyone elses. I have to learn to bake bread (not using a machine). I have to meet my birth mother and father. I think thats enough for one post. I LOVE your bag!!! The fabrics are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank You for shareing.

  506. Amy H says:

    I can’t wait to see your new book! Looks fantastic!
    My bucket list has lots of quilts that I want to attempt (and complete) for my family and friends. πŸ™‚

  507. Mary Ellen says:

    Your designs are beautiful.. congrats on your new book.
    My bucket list – a trip to Wisconsin for the many quilt shops and many lakes for my hubby to fish while there. Also a trip to Houston Quilt Show.
    Thank you for the chance to win your bucket of goodies!

  508. Dee says:

    I’ve never actually written down a bucket list, but I’d love to go to the Houston quilt show one day and actually finish a king size quilt for my bed!

  509. Cindy Petersen-Harper says:

    Your book looks wonderful! My Bucket List has many things on it, but the wish closest to my heart is to someday make a quilt with my Mom…she doesn’t think she can sew well enough to put a quilt together. Maybe I can talk her into it when I have my knee replaced this winter…:D

  510. On my bucket list is an anniversary cruise with my dear hubby, fostering rescued dachshunds, making quilts for each of my close friends, learn to knit socks, etc……
    Thanks for a wonderful country fair post! Congratulations on your new book! Will look for it in the shops.

  511. Kathy Baker says:

    My bucket list is always changing, but one thing I do hope to do some day is visit the Pacific Ocean. I think I’d like to go to San Diego because whenever I watch the Weather Channel, the weather there seems perfect. Thanks for the instructions to make your “Small to Big Tote” – that’s a certain addition to my “to do” list!

  512. Connie Martin says:

    Wow, your Bucket is now on my Bucket List! What great stuff. Montana is tops on my bucket list. And, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Next year for sure! πŸ™‚

    I can’t wait to see your new book and your Indian Summer fabric line. I love County Fairs too and they are in full swing here in Ohio.

    With fingers crossed, thanks.
    Connie

  513. Anne DeRuiter says:

    I would love to go on a quilting cruise! But this bucket would make a nice consolation prize.

  514. Cheryl Greenleaf says:

    The top (or is it the bottom?) of my bucket list is to figure out a method for physically challenged quilters to cut, piece and quilt a quilt. I myself am in a wheelchair and have problems not only cutting from a sitting position (not enough strength) but reaching across the table top (I veer off every time – arrrg!) to rotary cut strips of fabric. I have already figured out that I can subcut strips with my Ergo 2000 rotary cutter after using my GO! fabric cutter to cut strips. Yay!
    I’m thinking I need to use a “quilt as you go” method (haven’t found one I really like yet) to quilt the blocks since if I get on the floor it would be a situation of “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”. Still working on it but before I kick the “you know what” I’m gonna figure it out.

    Thanks for hosting the Moda Country Fair Blog Hop.

    cgreenleaf2(at)earthlink(dot)net

  515. Heidi says:

    Love the bag and all your Quilts!

  516. Nicole H. says:

    I loved watching your video of quilt market. Good thing I can’t go as my want to do list would grow exponentially! The bucket looks like lots of fun!

  517. quilty chick says:

    I don’t really have a bucket list my goal is just to try and enjoy each day as it comes and not worry so much about what the future may hold. I know who holds my future!
    love all the quilting goodies and will be reading your book whether I win or not!:)

  518. Kathie Bugbee says:

    At the tops of my bucket list is to ride AmTrak to Canada and then across Canada. Hopefully some day we will do that πŸ™‚

  519. Jennifer Brooks says:

    What a great little bag, I need one of those! Thanks for the pattern! I love the look and idea of your new book, too, I can’t wait to see it! But I hope I win it! I have never thought of having a bucket list, but I know there are so many parts of this country I have never seen that I would love to, I would like to take a few months and just travel around to all of them. And then go on an Alaskan Cruise!! I hope I win!

    Jenny in Florida

  520. Linda K says:

    On my bucket list is to explore the maritime provinces of Canada. Each year I try to explore as much of my country as I can. Being on the west coast, the east coast seams so far away. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  521. Colleen says:

    What a wonderful gift and a cute bag! Thank you for the opportunity.

  522. Denise says:

    That is a sneaky bag. It is now on my bucket list. As for dstinations, it seems like Mn would be a fine place to Shop Hop. I’d like a Quilting Cruise, too! I’ll add them both. Thanks for the inspiration!

  523. nancy potter says:

    have met in my nursing caree, I love your fabric it is not dark but it is not pastel either. best of luck in your adventure

  524. Deb says:

    Great giveaway! Your book sounds so interesting…and I love your fabric. Thanks for the chance!

  525. Marcia Spencer says:

    I don’t have a bucket list – everyday I try to incorporate into my life and work what I most enjoy. I work two jobs and fit in the things I enjoy as well. Compromise = contentment.

  526. Laura says:

    One of the things on my bucket list is to enter a quilt in a major quilt show. It doesn’t have to win a ribbon – just to be entered.

  527. Kaye M. says:

    It was fun to watch your video about the bag that “grows”!! Very clever indeed! Congratulations on having your new book published, that is quite an achievement. At the top of my bucket list would be a trip to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry since I love country music.

  528. Jayne Moore says:

    I can relate to the sadness of having our babies leaving home, my baby is a junior in college! On my bucket list are trips to Europe and Hawaii!!!!

  529. agnes pat Linville says:

    My buket list is very looong Gettin to Europe and their quilt countries, and making an art quilt. Thanks agnespat

  530. Leslie Graham says:

    Love the bag! What great projects on the Moda Country Fair….excited to check each day. My number one item on my bucket list is to go to Montana. I’ve always wanted to see what that part of the country looks like..

  531. Deborah Schneller says:

    I don’t have a bucket list. Life is way to short to put things I want to do off until later. I have a friend that says it should be a book it list πŸ™‚
    deb – the quilting queen

  532. VickiT says:

    Congratulations on your book. How exciting for you. I hope it sells really well for you. It does look like a great book to have.
    Your bag is fabulous. LOVED the video; very funny.

    My bucket list really doesn’t have a lot on it since my number 1 from my list was realized when I finally met the most awesome guy and married him. After two very bad marriages this man is all I could ask for. I would love to travel to Maine and see all the historic fishing villages and have my #1 favorite thing for every single meal each day. I just LOVE Lobster and living in the midwest we’re lucky to see a large lobster without spending about $50 on one. The other things on my list are to travel to Mount Rushmore now that I’m older as well as to go to Paducah to the quilt show at least once. Of course, in front of going to Paducah would be to win the lottery so I have lots of money to spend. πŸ™‚

  533. Nancy D. says:

    Hmm… I’ve never really thought about a bucket list. I think I’d like to travel across the US when we retire, visiting lots of historically significant places I suppose. Hubby isn’t a big traveler though, so I don’t see us doing that when we retire. Thanks for sharing with us.

  534. Carol says:

    On my bucket list: Go to Montana – Glacier Nat’l Park, Go to a quilt show like Sisters Quilt Show In Oregon, Ride in a Hot Air Balloon, Go to Italy, Own a Tin Lizzy longarm quilt machine, Move to a house in the Mountains.

  535. Jean S says:

    Love the bag. Can’t wait to see your new book. In my bucket list would be several weekly retreats with the “girls” to sew and stitch (for the next 10 years). Take the Quilt Sampler magazine and visit all the shops in each issue.

  536. Heide says:

    Bucket List? How funny. That topic came up today while we were riding in a float at the Veteran’s Parade in Poway, CA. One of the ladies jokingly said that she could cross off riding a float in a parade on her bucket list. We were representing California Chapter 70’s Disabled American Veterans. It was gratifying to hear all the thank you’s from the parade viewers. As for my own bucket list, I think that one day I’d like to visit the East Coast in the Fall. Can’t wait to see a copy of your new book. What an accomplishment!

  537. Kathy Lemon says:

    Congratulations on your new book. Can’t wait to get it as I have all the others. Love your quilts. My bucket list is to travel west of the Mississippi by car and explore some of the great wonders that God gave us to enjoy. And to travel across Canada by train.

  538. Margaret B. says:

    What a beautiful book! What a gift to be so talented! Top of my bucket list is a trip to Hawaii to see the traditional Hawaii applique quilts and for my husband to see the volcanoes. My quilting bucket list would be to go to Houston Market and finish a 1930’s style quilt.Thanks for the Pattern.

  539. Karen M says:

    Your book sounds wonderful, Congratulations! The bag is adorable, thanks for the fun pattern. On my bucket list would be to see the ocean. I’m from the midwest, so I don’t get out much, someday:)
    Thank You,
    Karen M

  540. Kathy R says:

    Congratulations on the book! I feel your mixed emotions with your daughter leaving for university. We homeschooled our four children all the way through high school and I hated when they left! But they are all hard working adults now and we are proud of each and every one of them.
    Now that they are all adults, I have time to do the things I enjoy…..like quilting! Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize!

  541. Ineke Moeys says:

    Love the bag! On my bucket list is an extended trip to the US with a big quilt show, some retreats, lots of quilt shops, an Alaskan cruise thrown in……..I could go on and on. Just need to win the lottery first.

  542. The Number 1 ,at the top of my list is a cruise to Alaska…and hopeully,God willing I will make it there within the next 3 years… Thanks for the chance at prizes.
    Linda

  543. CK Mackey says:

    Congratulations on your newest book. On my bucket list: Finishing the many craft projects that are started.

  544. Michelle A says:

    Congrats on the book! Your booth and bag are beautiful. One thing I would love to do is take a road trip to the east coast and stop and tons of quilts shops on the way. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway.

  545. Sherill says:

    I have a few things on my bucket list. Houston, a quilting cruise ( or 2).
    Watching my grands grow up !

  546. Stephanie H says:

    One thing towards the top of my bucket list is write a fiction novel. It doesn’t have to be published, it can be just for me, I just want to do it πŸ™‚

  547. Lyn says:

    Looks like a book I’d love to have, and the other goodies are tempting as well. Congrats on the new book!

  548. Jean says:

    Oh, that purse is not only beautiful, it’s clever!!!!! On my bucket list I have visiting some islands: Prince Edward Island, Macinac Island, Banbridge Island, and Vancouver Island!

  549. Cheryl-MA says:

    Your new book looks wonderful…one thing about some of your quilts is that I Love the sense of looking at a tapestry…you have a wonderful sense of color. I’m drawn to many of your quilts because of your color sense.
    I don’t really have a bucket list other than to be sure that I make a full size adult quilt for each of my grandchildren (9, 7, 5, & 1) to pass on someday. I should probably stick to something traditional, although lately I’ve been so drawn to some really bright and modern quilts. I’ve never made a pineapple quilt and yours are wonderful that’s something I should do…oh so I guess I am developing a bucket list of sorts! LOL
    Thank your for the opportunity to win.

  550. Linda says:

    On my bucket list: see the Grand Canyon; visit California and the Pacific Northwest; attend Primitives of the Midwest; visit Glacier National Park. Your giveaway looks fantastic…..also your book!

  551. linda crosby says:

    I would love to visit Hawaii… Thank you for your tutorial and for the chance to win these great gifts

  552. Nancyz says:

    Congrats on your new book! My bucket list begins with a trip to Hawaii and the list keeps getting longer and longer! Thanks for the giveaway.

  553. Betty says:

    I have no desire to travel, and am quite content to just enjoy my quilting and my friends so my bucket list is made up of several quilt patterns that I really want to make. I love the new Indian Summer line. I would also design my own row quilt.

  554. Pam in Indiana says:

    I just ‘discovered’ your quilt books this summer and while I am not a batik fan, I love the way you put the batik colors together and make vintage looking quilts! My BFF quilting friends all love batiks so I introduced them to your books! My bucket list would include going to Europe — especially France and Italy for the art history. We’ve been to Asia three times and we loved it (I’m Chinese and Thai) but now it is DH’s turn (he’s Irish, Polish and German). Hang in there with sending your eldest to college! We have 5 kids and I remember anguishing 28 years ago about moving our first born into the nursery across the hall from our bedroom! He just moved to Mexico for three years. Our daughter and her new husband just moved to North Carolina for their residencies (pediatrics and ER). One of the twins just went to Toledo, Spain on Labor Day for her semester abroad. Other twin is at Notre Dame. Youngest is a senior in high school. At one point this summer, we had one in Mexico, daughter and her husband in Kenya, one twin in Lansing, MI and youngest hiking in the Grand Canyon (and one twin at home!). So now it is odd to just have one child at home. But we really love having all or some subset of the kids at home. Thank you for your bag pattern! I have already made the spool pincushion from your website!

  555. Amy R says:

    Seems my bucket list is predominantly quilts I’d like to make. Aside from quilting tho, I’d love to see all the National Parks or take a cooking class in a Tuscan villa. . . wouldn’t that be grand?

  556. Sue says:

    Wow! What an awesome give-a-way! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for so generously sharing your wealth of knowledge with all of us.
    As for my bucket list, lets see, I would love to go back to Ukraine to visit the friends we made there so many years ago and to go Poland to visit my family there. I also would love to design one applique quilt. I actually have planned out 2 blocks for it already.

  557. Megan says:

    I’m so looking forward to your book, it looks beautiful! I’m in the Alaska bucket brigade.

  558. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations on your book! Traveling the Labrador Highway again with our family is on my bucket list!

  559. rosa says:

    Congratulatioms on the new book.The tote is very cute.
    On my bucket list is travel to Canada,USA, and finish my Ufos.

  560. Pat S. says:

    Congrats on your new book,a must have. I have been to Houston and Paducah but would go back in a second,too amazing for words. My bucket list is to travel the U.S. Also to finish my UFOS.

  561. Nancy Kinman says:

    Thanks, Edyta for your day @ Moda County Fair. Love your bag, and can’t wait to make it. My bucket list is long, but one thing near the top is to see the East Coast during the fall, when the leaves change color. I was a life-long resident of California, until the military moved my husband and our family to Alaska last year, which was something to see on my bucket list, never dreaming I would live in Alaska. You should come here someday, it is beautiful! Thanks again, Edyta! PS-I am doing your Farmhouse Block of the Month-I love it!

  562. Barb says:

    Oh my bucket list has several trips: Alaska, Paris and Hawaii–to name a few. To retire and spend my time relaxed and sewing/quilting! To see my children as adults, and married and happy! Finish a few of your patterns!

    Love all your patterns, have several and love your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  563. Tina says:

    Bucket List – A trip to Italy…and to open my own store someday (maybe it’ll be a quilt shop).

  564. Katherine says:

    Fun bag! Thanks for the chance to win such a great give-away. My bucket list includes a trip to Germany where my husband’s family is from.

  565. Mary Ann says:

    Oh for me its a trip to Ireland and France and a cruise in around Italy and Greece…lets not forget Spain! And I’d love to do a couple od the statewide shop hops…TX and MN, wouldn’t they been fun a big bus of quilty friends? Thanks for the chance to win such a delightful bucket!

  566. Sally says:

    Wow that’s some bucket! I would be thrilled with just the book, am looking forward to reading it one way or the other. I have two destinations on my bucket list (well, at the top): Florence, Italy and the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. Someday I hope to see both places!

  567. April O. says:

    On my bucket list – to visit Banff National Park in Canada – gorgeous!

  568. Barb says:

    Bucket list? Hmm, if I died tomorrow I would not go out unhappy, so I guess every day is another drop in the bucket and when it’s full, well, that’s that. In the meantime, I’ll continue to enjoy my family and friends, quilting, knitting, and laughing. A lot of each, please.

  569. Suzanne M. says:

    Love your fabric and your quilts. My bucket list would include actually finishing a double wedding ring quilt. Thanks for your blog entry.

  570. Denise says:

    I am a pantograph designer, going to a quilt show and seeing some of my patterns sewn on to the quilts of strangers is on my bucket list. Other than that I guess having less than 4 quilts on my “to do list” would be great.

  571. Deborah says:

    My bucket list includes teaching my 4-year-old granddaughter to quilt. She loves fabric, especially pink fabric, and we have been cutting out 6″ squares and stitching them together on the machine. Thanks to inspiration from you, I am now displaying some of my quilts in baskets. Your prize bucket looks fabulous!

  572. Jerree says:

    My bucket list has a lot of traveling. I really want to travel all over Europe!

  573. Sharla says:

    Travel is definitely dominate on my bucket list. My grandmother visited all 50 states, so I’d like to follow in her footsteps and do the same. I’d also like to visit Germany and Holland where many of my ancestors came from.

  574. Joanne says:

    I love the bag and your post. I have so many things on my bucket list. First is to schedule more time to travel, I would love to visit Ireland and I have always wanted to take a trip to Hawaii. As far as quilting I would love to master applique, so far I am just a beginner but I’m working on it.

  575. Sandra Davidson says:

    My bucket list is long but mostly I would just love to have the time and health to do many more quilts as it is my passion. Now I have the time but my health doesn’t always give me the energy to sew but I do as much as I can. I love that bag and I think I will make it for my Santa Swap.

  576. Elisa says:

    I’m loving the country fair! Can’t wait for your new book also! On my bucket list? Visiting Seattle, geocaching in Oregon, finishing my denim quilt, attending Paducah!

  577. Tana says:

    I would love to travel to Sweden and other countries in Europe someday! The new book looks incredible. Thanks for a chance at the bucket!

  578. Audrey Bretz says:

    My bucket list includes having my whole family (brothers, sisters in law, nieces and nephews and my Mom) going on a vacation somewhere together. I think there would be 26 people! But what fun we would have. Your video of the bag was awesome especially when you gave the thumbs up!

  579. Sue schultz says:

    Your book looks like a must have. I can’t wait to read it. Thank-you for the bag pattern. On my bucket list is to get to my goal weight, go on an Alaskan cruise, and travel to Italy.

  580. Cheryl S. says:

    Lovely bag pattern! You are so talented. I also have sent my “baby” off to school this year and yes it is a bittersweet time for all of us.
    I don’t really have a bucket list per se but I am always longing for the time when I could quit work and quilt more.

  581. Babychaser says:

    Hmmm… my bucket list? Never have thought of it in those terms before, but my dream is to live on and run a homestead or mini farm. One day!

  582. Melissa Clifford says:

    Wonderful blog and projects! I just love visiting. It’s so homey and comfy.

  583. Linda K says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win all of those goodies!! Bucket list, well, would love to go to Ireland, go back again to the coast of Maine, and go to Paducah for the quilt show! Also wish there were a few more hours in each day to sew!!

  584. Linda W says:

    On my list is visiting the remaining sixteen states we haven’t seen yet, including a lobster dinner in Maine. We keep trying, but life keeps getting in the way. Thanks for the project. It will make wonderful gifts.

  585. Donna says:

    I would love to go back to Italy so that is on the top of my bucket list.

    Thanks for the chance to win the lovely bucket of prizes! Looks like a great giveaway!

  586. Joan Cantwell says:

    A trip to the Gran Canyon is on my list.
    thanks so much for all you have offered.
    J

  587. Pam Appledorn says:

    Love your patterns and fabric. My bucket list includes returning to Australia and cruising the Panama Canal, oh and cruising the Greek Isles and seeing more of Europe!!

  588. Linda K. says:

    My bucket list includes a trip to Hawaii and a trip to Alaska. Thank you for the chance to win some goodies.

  589. Kathy says:

    Oh, I don’t think there is a big enough bucket for my list…lol I love your new book it’s always great to here the stories of our quilts. I really love the star quilt. But I can’t download the pattern for the tote bag. It keeps telling me the file is corrupt. I hope you can help me with this. I love that bag and one can never have too many bags.

  590. Corinne says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to see Mt. Rushmore! Thanks for a chance to win!

  591. Sharon says:

    I have an extensive bucket list…I would like to finish at least half of my favourite projects while travelling around Australia and I would also like to travel back to France, Italy and England…and extend my overseas travelling… πŸ™‚
    I truly just LOVE my life…

  592. regina chronister says:

    I would love to have more time, I want to finish an applique quilt. I have your books and would love the new one. I think your work is great.

  593. Nancy Elizabeth says:

    On my bucket list is teaching my 5 young granddaughters to sew and quilt. I just bought one of your books today and am looking forward to your new one. Would love to win your bucket!

  594. I haven’t given my “bucket list” much thought. I am pretty much content, but I would love to take a road trip across the U.S. (we homeschool) and actually see and touch history! One of my dreams is to visit Yellowstone National Park!

  595. Janice says:

    Can’t wait to see your new book! Have your patterns. Bucket list? I have never thought of putting things on a list. My one true hope is that my husband and I have our health and are able to travel the United States when he retires. Thanks for the chance to win!

  596. Laurie says:

    bucket list item – my sister and I are 51 weeks apart in age; for one week each year we are the same age. Our dream (coming soon!) is to both be 50 together in Italy! I turn 50 on 5/20/2012 and she turns 50 on 5/13/2013…We will hopefully be spending the week of 5/13-20/2013 in Italy – TOGETHER!

  597. Julia P says:

    I really loved your post especially your comments about Montana (I was born and raised there!). I really miss the big blue sky of Montana and being close to my sister. My only other item on my bucket list is to see the Sistine Chapel. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  598. Nancy Elizabeth says:

    Well on my bucket list is to lead someone to Christ this year.

  599. Karen Sikes says:

    My bucket list includes watching my grandkids grow up, going to the Sisters Oregon quilt show, zip lining, attending the Houston Quilt show, and winning your bucket of goodies. And that is just a few items on my list, love your fabric and books…

  600. Jo H. says:

    My bucket list includes a road trip through New England. I lived there as a child but didn’t appreciate the scenery or the history like I would now. Love your designs, they are refreshing!

  601. Allison C says:

    I actually haven’t composed a list, but I guess the one thing I would love to do before I kick my bucket is go to Japan.

  602. Patty V. says:

    I would love to visit Italy and England. someday…..

  603. Mary Jorgensen says:

    My husband and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage this Monday and I am learning to be content with my wonderful family. My son runs an orphanage in the Philippines and I guess my wish would be for us to be able to go see him at Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  604. Beth says:

    I recently heard that someone took the ferry across Lake Michigan at night, so I added that to my bucket list!
    Loved your video of the bag!!!!Made me smile πŸ™‚

  605. Doreen B says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win your “bucket”. Congrat’s on your book. My bucket list includes a trip to England and Europe.

  606. Jeanne says:

    What a lovely book. On my bucket list is to finish all the quilts that I have started. Actually, I would love to visit Norway.

  607. Anne Mc says:

    Trip to Italy! And , have a well organized home! Loved the convertible hand bag you made

  608. Celine K. says:

    That is one wonderful pail of goodies! For my bucket list, I’d live to travel to Europe, especially German & Sweden. In Germany, I’d like to find the town where my great-grandfather emigrated from.

  609. Ann Feltz says:

    On my bucket list: to learn to play the drums…and to become a better quilter, of course. πŸ™‚ Love your projects!

  610. Deb W. says:

    I love your work! On my bucket list is to own a longarm machine and be able to make beautiful quilts on it.

  611. Julie Ake says:

    For the longest time I didn’t know what this whole bucket list was that everyone was talking about. I finally broke down and asked someone and they thought I was crazy that I didn’t about the whole “list” thing. πŸ™‚ One of the things on my “bucket list” is going on a mission trip to Uganda. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with all of us!

  612. Mary Russell says:

    I’ve always wanted a cabin in the woods.

  613. Jo Ann says:

    Love your blog! Right now my bucket list consists of a trip to the east coast to see the fall colors from Maine to Maryland.

  614. Myra says:

    Thank you for the bag pattern and your book looks like a must have. I don’t really have a bucket list but I would love to visit Hawaii before I kick. :o)

  615. shelley says:

    Well, I had the ocean on my bucket list, and actually had the opportunity to spend a week there this summer in North Carolina. I would love the opportunity to meet you and create a beautiful quilt from one of your patterns. That is something I would like to accomplish before the end of 2012. Thanks for the tote pattern.

  616. My bucket list
    To make a donate 100 quilts to charity (following in my mom’s footsteps)
    To Take another Cruise
    To Visit my familes homeland of Germany
    To Visit England
    To see My grand daughters married

  617. Mama Spark says:

    Love your post. On my bucket list is season tickets to Spartan football!

  618. Sue T in Maryland says:

    The Moda blog hop has been so much fun. Congrats on your new book. Top on my bucket list is to see my 3 sons grown, happy and successful in their endeavors.

  619. Marsha B says:

    Thank you for a chance to win all of your goodies! I really want to go to Alaska and see whales. That would be so much fun! Your bag is beautiful, thanks for the pattern.

  620. Jean says:

    Love all of your patterns, books and fabric. Hope to do as many as I can

  621. Kathie L says:

    I would love to spend a week taking a class at Asilomar. It looks so inspirational. Kathie L in Allentown

  622. Debbie Gallett says:

    Very generous giveaway. My bucket list is short, I’d like to go to Yellowstone, Oregon, and Washington state. My husband would like one of our calves to be a famous PRCA bucking bull.

  623. patricia says:

    Congratulations on the new book! On my bucket list is to one day drive a dog sled in Alaska.

  624. kathy says:

    My bucket list includes Montana, too, along with most of the states in the west. I’d love to go to Yellowstone Park, too.

  625. Maria G says:

    Loved your video demonstration of your project! I don’t know that it would fool my husband, though… I have two bucket lists, the one with the things I want to do and the one with the things I have to do…but keep postponing. On top on them are: finishing my own bed quilt (somehow other projects sneak in) and organizing my financial files. Guess which one is which?

  626. Diana Zamora says:

    On my quilting related bucket list, first place is, attending to a Market and to a International quilt show. The second place is for a trip to Lancaster County. And I could go on and on…
    Congratulations on your book and thanks for the chance. Love from Costa Rica.

  627. Sherrell says:

    Your book will be on my list.

  628. Suzanne Adle3r says:

    Bucket list — shop hop around the country and overseas, Italy — looking forward to your new book and I just have to make that bag!

  629. Rhonda says:

    Enjoyed your blog. My bucket list has a cruise on it. I would like to see Alaska. I love your bucket list gift idea. Thanks so much.

  630. Would love to win your bucket of goodies. Your patterns and fabrics are beautiful.

  631. Judy P says:

    There are so many “big” things I still want to do. Traveling around the world, learning to sail, learning to fly a plne, learning a new language and then live in that country–not sure which one yet, but I have multiple places in mind. I do stay grounded with my everyday life and sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  632. Caryn Hill says:

    I love the video of the convertible bag. We are having a shop hop here in Connecticut, so one of those would definitely come in handy. πŸ™‚ I hope to take a trip to Australia some day and my husband and I are slowly trying to visit all the ballparks in America.

  633. Sharon S says:

    Love the bag! I want to go to Hawaii with my daughter & grandsons. I haven’t been for over 20 years & want to go back!

  634. amberca says:

    I want to see the Golden Gate Bridge!!!

  635. Becky R says:

    Traveling Europe is definitly on my bucket list. Thanks for the great bag pattern, can’t wait to make it.

  636. Jan Richards says:

    My bucket list has so many ideas. I want to visit the Greek islands with my husband.
    Thanks for a chance to win some of your great quilty fun.

  637. Lyn O says:

    Your county fair brings back memories of the Easter Show that we had when i was growing up- the food, displays, rides and show bags… On my bucket list is to be able to make the quilts and ideas that are stored up in my “I will make them one day ” list and also I would dearly love one day for my husband and I to travel right around Australia- I would like to explore more than the East coast where I grew up and was familiar with
    before we moved here to New Zealand

  638. Gretchen says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful post and project! A trip to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France is on my bucket list. I would love to take a long trip and have lots of time to explore these countries.

  639. Angie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Bicycling through Europe is on my bucket list, and of course sewing through my stash!

  640. Merrie Miller says:

    i “MOO” @ the cows too! My bucket list is in flux all the time, if you can even call it a list. I would like to be known as someone who made the world better by being here. I would love to travel to other countries; meet some of my blog buddies. I do want to move to a warmer environment; ride my motorcycle all over the country and in Canada too . I love your books and patterns and of course the fabric. I hope that you are enjoying the journey; you bring so much to the world of quilting; thank you!
    Merrie:)

  641. Patricia says:

    Important items on my bucket list would be to implement changes that I think about but have not yet put into practice. Fun things would be: to travel to Alaska, Ireland, England, Scotland, and Hawaii; to attend a quilt retreat; and have my on sewing room. πŸ™‚

    Thank you

  642. Merritt Crawford says:

    What a cute video of you showing your bag at Spring Market. I first learned of your beautiful work when you were featured in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. This past Spring I purchased the “Friendship Strips and Scraps” book. It is so beautiful and inspiring. Our guild was inspired to do the strip exchange you suggest. It was so much fun to see the projects everyone made with their strips. I would be thrilled to win your bucket. On my bucket list, in no particular order: cruise to Alaska, own a small farm with a beautiful old farm house and red barn, Christmas in Colorado Rockies.

  643. Karen B says:

    My bucket list: to to the huge highway of flee market out east, visit Italy and Venice, learn a new language, go on a cruise to Alaska and finish at least half of my projects (don’t want to get TOO carried away)

  644. Allison Frey says:

    I would like to go back to Italy and share the amazingness of my first trip there with my husband:) I would also like for him and I to go to England and watch Manchester United play:) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  645. jackie says:

    Bucket list! Grow old so I will have all this time to quilt!!

  646. Barb H. says:

    Edyta, got a kick out of your Shop Hop Bag video. Love the county fairs, grandkids are active in 4-H; so we attend every year and see all of the lovely things everyone has made. My bucket list is BIG and I’m getting older. Would love to take a train ride across the U.S., a cruise to Hawaii, Celilne Dion in Vegas β€” these are just some of the travels in my bucket list.

  647. Althemese B says:

    I love the bag! I will be making it to take on an annual fabric trip to PA. On my bucket list is Bermuda, Alaska, and Hawaii.

  648. Carolyne says:

    I must say….I β™₯loveβ™₯ your sweet boot on your porch!
    Too many things on my ‘bucket-list’ to list.
    I’m finishing two quilts for my first two grand girlies…..embroidery and all.
    I will finish by Christmas *this* year.

  649. sandra says:

    On my bucket list…to make a traditional Baltimore Album quilt…Perhaps a trip to Greece and a chance to spoil some grandchildren…

  650. Cheryl Barkdoll says:

    Thank you for the pattern for the versatile bag-start out small and go larger if necessary. Definitely a good bag for shopping!
    Some items on my bucket list: visit Hawaii, Australia, zip-line, road trip on Route 66

  651. Wendy says:

    Love the tote bag! My bucket list is getting longer every day but some of the places I would like to visit are: Australia, England/Scotland, Hawaii, and Africa. One of my quilty wishes on my list is to be able to go to market in Houston again. Your fabric and patterns are beautiful. Thanks!

  652. THERESA WESTRUP says:

    Your new book is beautiful. My bucket list includes accumulating enough walking miles to have gone around the world. I have walked over 21,ooo miles in the last 20 years.

  653. Jo says:

    My bucket list includes visiting Venice, Italy. Thanks for the giveaway! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

  654. My bucket list that I had at the beginning of summer is almost all crossed off! Two things still left on it are a trip to Zion National Park and a trip to a small town in Wisconsin where my grandparents met. As a cancer survivor I have decided it is time to do things that I have always thought about but haven’t gotten around to doing πŸ™‚

  655. Kristy says:

    My bucket list item….to spend a glorious vacation with my whole family. Love the bucket full of goodies…how wonderful!!

  656. Sally Williams says:

    My bucket list includes Australia and Hawaii. Your new book looks great-thanks for a chance to win.

  657. Christine Cohrs says:

    I would love to make a Baltimore Quilt for my bed, I have been quilting for 20 years and it is the one quilt my husband has always wanted for our bed.
    So I guess that is on my list, I also would love to go back to the US as I loved it there last year.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and your great youtube, loved it.

  658. Lynn M says:

    Besides having more time to quilt (retirement is #1 on my bucket list), one of the other biggies is a trip to Hawaii. The other items are too numerous to mention. Hope I land the items in your “bucket”…thanks for the chance to win.

  659. lisa says:

    I am glad you liked Montana. I spent the last 9 years there, and it was wonderful for the late spring, all summer, early fall…but once the snow starts I hated it! I don’t do well with snow, ice, below 0 temps…As for the fair, I eat reasonably well most the year, fairs I go wild. I know someday I will have to shate adn watch how much I eat, but for now, I go to town (and share with my little ones, but they don’t eat much) so bring on the corn dog, cotton candy, shaved ice, elephant ears, scones, jams, nachos, bring it all on baby! One day a year I can do it!

  660. Barbara J says:

    Firstly, thank you for the lovely bag pattern. I love it! I think I will make the small tote.

    So many cross-stitch pieces that I want to complete and start stitching then there’s small and bed sized quilts I want to make (a red & white is one of them). I am also hoping to improve my garment sewing skills and bring it up many notches.

    So you see Edyta, I need a couple more buckets!

    Barbara
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  661. Carol Y says:

    I’d like to own my own house and have my own business. Though I prefer to think of them as goals rather than my bucket list. πŸ™‚

  662. Carol Sanderson says:

    What a great bag! Loved the concept – what they don’t know can’t hurt them!

  663. Tina D. says:

    I am really enjoying your blog and patterns! My bucket list right now is pretty short, just to be able to run a couple of miles without stopping to walk. I’m not sure if it will ever come to be, but I keep trying!

  664. Jocelyne says:

    What a nice idea this Moda Country Fair. Thank you for the pattern. Hope to win

  665. Carol Sanderson says:

    Me again. On my bucket list is to put my daughters thruough University starting with my eldest girl who will be going away next year.

  666. Sallie says:

    Congratulations on your book! A fall trip to Boston is on my bucket list. Thanks for the tote pattern!

  667. Maggie says:

    I would love to win your bucket!!

  668. Dee M says:

    Thanks much for the offering the bag pattern. Love your quilts, especially your applique.

  669. Debbie W says:

    By middle age one would think that my bucket list would be getting shorter but as things are crossed off, more things are added. One of the things on my bucket list is to visit Ireland–the home of my father’s ancestors. I want to find out why they came to Canada if possible.

    Your new book looks wonderful.

  670. katie says:

    My bucket would be overflowing if I filled it with my list of things I would like to do. First I would love to try your new pattern and fabric!

  671. Amy says:

    My bucket list would be quilting in Montana. My dad has a cabin in a part that looks just like your pics, including the cows! It is my favorite place to be. So calm and peaceful.

  672. sandy f. says:

    On my bucket list is too travel around the US and just see the sights. Oh and maybe all the quilt shops along the way. LOL

  673. Linda Vinson says:

    My bucket list…visit Scotland, learn to play the violin (add to that, get my dad’s violin repaired), move somewhere away from the desert, and….win your bucket! Thanks for the opportunity.

  674. My life is one Big Bucket List! :o) Top of the list would be to go on a Quilting Retreat to someplace exotic…like Hawaii! Love the bag pattern…thank you!! And thanks for the chance to win your wonderful give away!
    Take care!
    Paulette

  675. Heather says:

    My bucket list has a trip to Morocco on it. I have always wanted to go there and one day I will. Also a trip to Scotland to visit my family’s grave site going back to the 1300’s. It’s a special place to me and I’d like to go there at least once more before I die.

  676. Donna says:

    Bucket list: time, quiet music, no worries

  677. Cindy J says:

    Bucket list: a trip to Sweden, a little vintage trailer to restore, a long-arm, and about a zillion quilting and knitting projects…
    Love your fabrics!

  678. Ella says:

    My bucket list has a trip to Italy on it.

  679. Sorch girl says:

    What a great tribute to your Grandma Anna!! Your quilts are more intricate than I can aspire to but I will try the Aurfil 50 wt. thread to see if I can be more accurate.
    Love the picture of your family’s feet at the beach with the sunset. I, too, love sunset and having a small cottage on the coast of Oregon is on my bucket list.
    Thanks, Edyta!

  680. Mandy M says:

    My bucket list includes travel! One place especially would be Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. The Mister keeps telling me maybe next year (for the last 4 years).
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  681. carol broughton says:

    On my bucket list is a trip to the quilt show in Houston! Love your bag pattern, thank you!

  682. Reenie Burke says:

    A few years ago at work all of the ladies had a lunch and we shared our bucket list. One of the items on mine was to make a quilts for each of my siblings (i have 8 still living) and give them to each of them as a birthday gift. I have made five. I am really grateful the last three are in December, it gives me 4 months. Thanks for the giveaway.

  683. Kristan says:

    My bucket list at the moment consists of getting through school. If only I could figure out what to be when I grow up…

  684. Jessica R. says:

    Thanks for your post and the free pattern!! One thing on my bucket list is to finish my first quilt…I have made smaller projects but haven’t finished my first BIG quilt. Hope to win your “bucket” which might help me finish that first quilt πŸ™‚

  685. Amy says:

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!! Traveling to Europe is on my bucket list.

  686. aggiequilter says:

    My heart is with you as your daughter starts college, our daughter just got engaged in August, and I have those same excited/happy/nervous/torn feelings as we begin to make Wedding plans !!! Can’t believe our once little girl and tomboy teenager is now 26 and soon to be wed ! Thanks for the great tote pattern and the giveaway !!

  687. aggiequilter says:

    Oops sorry I forgot the Bucket List part !! I want to take an Alaskan Cruise and also go to see Norway & Sweden, where my grandparents came from.

  688. Lisa A says:

    I love, love, love all of your work! So inspiring! I’d like to think my bucket list would have me using up my entire stash, but I’ll just settle for making a Burgoyne Surrounded quilt one day!

  689. Omajean says:

    I believe that visiting England would have to be on the top of my bucket list. It would take care of so many other things listed in my bucket.

  690. Lynn says:

    Love the bucket! One biggie on my bucket list is to visit Alaska. Please add my name to the hat. Thanks!

  691. Christie says:

    So much to do and never enough time! I think at the top of my bucket list is to retire in one year and spend time with my new first grandchild that will be born at the end of this year. Can’t wait! And of course spend more time with my husband.

  692. Deborah Fields says:

    Congratulations on your new book. Look forward to seeing it. As for my bucket list, it is all encompassing in regards to my quilting and that is to actually finish all the projects started and lined up to do!! I could only hope to live that long…..maybe 120??
    Thanks for your beautiful patterns. I love them all! The bag pattern is really appreciated. I can’t wait to make several for Christmas gifts!

  693. Mary B says:

    Bucket list…enjoy today and tomorrow to the fullest with my family… To finish the multitude of UFO’s…some day take a class w/ Mary Lou Weidman.

  694. wendy says:

    My bucket list is to make all the quilts stirring around in my head. I’m so excited about this blog tour.

  695. Ray J says:

    What an absolutely wonderful bucket. Someone will be a very lucky quilter. I guess this is a bucket list item. Right now it seems just like a goal. In seven weeks I will retire. WooHoo!! I plan to play with my 401Q that I’ve been collecting, and I also hope to sew a wonderful, workable retirement wardrobe. Sew, sew, sew – that’s what I plan to do!!

  696. Bonnie R says:

    I have many things on my bucket list. Finishing quilts is at the top. Thinning out my stash for charity is second. Teaching again is there too!

  697. Lynnette says:

    A long trip to Paris is at the top of my bucket list. Finishing all the quilts I would like to make would be second. Thanks for the chance to win your bucket!

  698. Kylie C says:

    A big thing of me is to make the pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in France and Spain.

  699. Tinajoebob says:

    I am really enjoying your blog and patterns! My bucket list is short, just to work up to being able to run a couple of miles without walking. I’m not sure if it’s feasible, but I’m trying.

  700. Darlene B says:

    I would LOVE to go to Sisters, Oregon for their quilt show. It would be such a great experience to go see the town all decked out with quilts!

  701. Diana Tatro says:

    one item on my list is to go back to my roots in beautiful tennessee and it would really be special to share the adventure with my sis, Bev. Thanks for the chance to win your fab bucket !

  702. robin says:

    I’d love to win the bucket! On my list is learning to play the violin, traveling to a Europe, and becoming a super-quilter!